Research

Research

Our work at the AgeLab sits at the intersection of infrastructure, information, and institutions. We explore ideas in information-seeking, the power of place and ‘things’ in the environment, as well as business strategies and government policies to develop solutions for aging successfully.

At the AgeLab, we ask ourselves:

  • How do older adults learn, trust, adopt and use new technology and related services?

  • How do novel technologies such a robotics, telemedicine, and vehicle interfaces extend the safety and independence of older adults?

  • What is the optimal design of everyday ‘things’ and places to facilitate use as well as to excite and delight across the lifespan?

  • How does the framing of information, formation of social networks and trust in ‘experts’ impact the decision-making process of a consumer, patient or client?

  • What are the implications of disruptive demographics on how businesses engage the consumer, develop products and services, deliver value and see aging as a source of economic opportunity?

To learn more about our work and the faculty, researchers and students who are answering these questions and inventing life tomorrow see About AgeLab People.

 

MIT AgeLab
One Amherst Street, Room E40-279
Cambridge, MA 02142
ph: 617.324.9004

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