About Us

In 1900, life expectancy for much of the industrialized world was under 50. Today, living well into one's 70s, 80s and beyond can be expected. How will we spend and make the most of our 30-year longevity bonus? Longevity requires new thinking.

The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people's health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow.

The MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them. The AgeLab applies consumer-centered systems thinking to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and emerging generational lifestyles to catalyze innovation across business markets.


Students, researchers and faculty form a multi-disciplinary team to address key challenges to aging and to realize opportunities for innovations in living. The AgeLab includes engineers, designers, social and behavioral scientists, clinicians, and business and government practitioners.


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MIT AgeLab

1 Amherst Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

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MIT AgeLab

1 Amherst Street Bldg E40-275K

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Phone: 617-253-0753

Fax: 617-258-7570

Email: agelabinfo@mit.edu