2018-12-18 • Inc.com has published an index of the fifty best places in America to start a business. Boston ranks 15th on the list, and the MIT AgeLab is a major reason why.
Inc.com editor Leigh Buchanon writes… Read more
2018-12-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on recent major innovations in vehicle autonomy and how far away we are from a "fully self-driving future:"
While one might be excited about… Read more
2018-12-12 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin in Quartz talks about the need to rewrite the story of old age in the 21st century:
For businesses seeking a piece of the fast-growing longevity economy… Read more
2018-12-12 • An article by AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue in behavioraleconomics.com charts an ongoing debate in psychology and economics: are heuristics, the cognitive shortcuts we use to make… Read more
The MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker’s Council to Address Aging invite those involved or interested in the field of aging and entrepreneurship to attend the… Read more
2018-12-07 • An article in Barron's by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin talks about the explosive growth of the consumer demographic of adults 65 and older:
It’s the mother of all untapped markets: the world’s 65-… Read more
2018-11-18 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Lisa D'Ambrosio, PhD, Julie Miller, Martina Raue, PhD, and Carley Ward comprised a full panel of research presentations at the Gerontological Society of America… Read more
2018-11-04 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer publishes his thoughts in Forbes on the lack of a singular perspective for the definition and goal of vehicle automation:
"Across the world, governments,… Read more
2018-11-02 • AgeLab researcher Martina Raue, PhD, is a co-editor of a new volume titled Psychological Perspectives on Risk and Risk Analysis, which was published by Springer in October 2018. “This authoritative… Read more
2018-11-01 • Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about how a new generation of older consumers will force businesses to think about more than just the "destiny" of demographics:
As I write in my book The Longevity… Read more
2018-10-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Bloomberg TV to discuss the role of changing demographics in determining the future of real estate.
Real estate investor Kayne Anderson observes that his… Read more
2018-10-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, presented to the Epoch Foundation on new technologies and open issues that technological advancements pose for the aging population. The Epoch Foundation… Read more
2018-10-20 • The fourth annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 20 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, brought together nearly 40 high schoolers from across New England who were interested in leading efforts to improve… Read more
2018-10-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Bobbie Seppelt were major participants at the 2018 Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference. The DDI conference is “designed to bring… Read more
2018-10-14 • An article in The Wall Street Journal by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto discusses the changing in perspective of how products should be designed, built, and marketed for older… Read more
2018-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in a CNBC story about the potential of autonomous vehicles to enable mobility for older adults:
'"We are so enamored with the George Jetson idea that… Read more
2018-10-02 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller were panelists at the Forbes-SHOOK Next-Gen 2018 Wealth Advisor Stage in Boston, MA. The event, which was an offshoot of the Forbes… Read more
2018-09-27 • Taylor Patskanick is a new addition to the AgeLab team, joining the research staff as a technical associate in August of 2018. Her educational background in social work and public health brings… Read more
2018-09-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the increasing sophistication of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, and whether this "presence" might one day be a meaningful social connection… Read more
2018-09-18 • A new one-hour documentary followed the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor their driving behavior and capture how often and why their… Read more
2018-09-07 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt's research is featured in an article in The Zebra:
One of the worst culprits in distracted driving is multitasking. MIT research scientist Bobbie Seppelt is… Read more
2018-09-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt gave a talk and was interviewed at the IFA Automotive Conference in Berlin, Germany, which was organized by Shift Automotive. IFA is the world's leading trade… Read more
2018-08-30 • One college and four high school interns worked on projects for the MIT AgeLab in the summer of 2018, helping to construct a new immersive space, collecting data to help boost research on livability… Read more
2018-08-21 • The online publication 401k Specialist reports on a recently published paper by Chaiwoo Lee and Joseph Coughlin on the language people use to describe retirement.
The paper, which was published in… Read more
2018-08-18 • AgeLab researcher Julie Miller was part of the Open Style Lab final showcase of accessible garments developed by tandems of interdisciplinary student design teams and clients with disabilities. The… Read more
2018-08-13 • The In Good Company Thought Leadership Breakfast at the MIT AgeLab brought together entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of aging for breakfast, networking, and an informatory session about the… Read more
2018-08-08 • The 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging in Portland, Maine, brought together leaders from business, healthcare, government, and academia to spark a movement to address the challenges faced by… Read more
2018-08-07 • Portland, ME – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab is pleased to announce its participation in a two-day event this week in Portland, Maine, dedicated to fighting social isolation among… Read more
A member of the MIT AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders, a panel of people ages 85 and older, since 2015, Rita Richmond has worked in D.C., was involved in the civil rights movement, and wants to help… Read more
2018-07-31 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin questions whether the coming demographic wave of older adults will lead to a boom for the senior housing industry.
New technologies and… Read more
2018-07-26 • Join leaders from the MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging for breakfast and a conversation about the importance of improving wellbeing… Read more
2018-07-23 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in Investment News about the financial advice industry and the challenges of planning for 8,000 days of retirement:
"The next-generation [… Read more
2018-07-19 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward presented papers on recent AgeLab research at the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Lee presented… Read more
2018-07-18 • Video below.
MIT AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at a TEDx event in Waltham, MA about the challenges ahead for making vehicles safer and what solutions are most sensible.
Road traffic… Read more
2018-07-09 • This story was also published in MIT News.
The MIT AgeLab is proud to co-sponsor a global competition to develop or apply solutions for combating social isolation and loneliness in older adults.… Read more
2018-06-27 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is quoted in a Wired article about how the proliferation of technology in vehicles has resulted in more dangerously distracted drivers. The AgeLab's AVT rsearch… Read more
2018-06-25 • Throughout the month of June, AgeLab researcher Julie Miller gave presentations covering her ongoing student debt research in Austin, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
On June 1, Ms.… Read more
2018-06-21 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin examines the particular problems retirees will face should they decide to downsize:
"In the process of downsizing or planning any move in retirement, we… Read more
2018-06-14 • Leaders in the financial services industry are recognizing that longevity, while a financial challenge, is also an opportunity for people to live longer, better. This requires not just a look at… Read more
2018-06-11 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin talks about one of the ripple effects of the declining U.S. birthrate. Older homeowners may have trouble selling their properties to childless… Read more
2018-06-04 • Also in MIT News.
The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with AARP, presented the third annual OMEGA scholarship awards to three accomplished young adults from the Boston area. Caroline Collins-Pisano… Read more
2018-06-02 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt provides her thoughts for a Popular Mechanics article on the tension between advanced driver assistance systems, personal responsibility, and the law:
"Bobbie… Read more
2018-05-31 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee gave a presentation on consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles at a two-day MIT Media Lab symposium, along with other scientists, engineers, lawmakers, and… Read more
2018-05-30 • The MIT AgeLab's ongoing study of Tesla owners and their use of advanced vehicle technologies is profiled in USA Today:
"The MIT AgeLab, in an on-going study of 34 Tesla owners who volunteered for… Read more
2018-05-29 • A USA Today article on consumer misperceptions of autonomous vehicles features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer:
Car companies battling for their share of $2 trillion in annual… Read more
2018-05-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was recognized as a World Mind and selected as a keynote speaker at the WORLD.MINDS 12th annual symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. The topic of the 2018 symposium was… Read more
2018-05-21 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin has published two pieces in Forbes on the eventual movement of Millennials into the role of caregivers to their aging parents.
In the first post, Dr. Coughlin… Read more
2018-05-17 • AgeLab researchers Julie Miller and Adam Felts gave a presentation on retirement at the Roslyn Apartments, a public housing complex in Roslindale, MA. They were joined by Caroline Collins-Pisano, an… Read more
2018-05-16 • WTOP, a local news organization based in Washington, D.C., has published a two-part feature on the MIT AgeLab's research and the thought leadership of AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin:
"As you might… Read more
2018-05-04 • A talk given by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin on the future of financial advice at the 2018 Health and Wealth Leadership Forum is publicized in Investment News:
Advisers in the near future will… Read more
2018-05-03 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, and Carley Ward participated as panelists at the 31st annual Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully, a collaborative project of the MIT Medical… Read more
2018-05-01 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is interviewed for an EE Times story about the introduction of driver monitoring systems into vehicles. Dr. Reimer comments:
“Humans are irrational. Just as… Read more
2018-05-01 • MIT AgeLab founder Joseph Coughlin discusses his new book, The Longevity Economy, on Slate’s The Gist podcast with Mike Pesca. In a wide-ranging conversation, Coughlin and Pesca touch on our outdated… Read more
2018-04-22 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Bobbie Seppelt with Ted Courtney of MIT's Senseable City Lab pen an essay in The Daily Beast on the changing nature of the relationship between drivers and… Read more
AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt traveled to Prague and to Vienna for meetings on human factors research related to human-automation interaction.
On April 16th and 17th, Dr. Seppelt… Read more
2018-04-18 • AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady presented results from research on driver safety, exercise, and well-being among older adults at the April Boston Bridge meeting.
Boston Bridge is an… Read more
2018-04-17 • Thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appear in a USAToday article on the human tendency to defer to advanced driver assistance systems - even when the driver is expected to be… Read more
2018-04-13 • On Thursday, May 3, 2018, MIT AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward will be panelists for the 31st Anniversary Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully series, titled "… Read more
2018-04-07 • AgeLab Research Associate Carley Ward and AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Bobbie Seppelt participated in the 2018 Technology, Mind & Society Conference in Washington, D.C. Organized… Read more
2018-04-06 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with The New York Times about the limitations and misconceptions of Tesla's Autopilot system:
At this juncture, Autopilot is a misnomer, as many others… Read more
2018-04-06 • Writing in Nature, Drs. Ashley Nunes, Joseph Coughlin, and Bryan Reimer argue for more robust policy measures around the implementation of autonomous vehicles - including requiring someone at the… Read more
AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation on the Lab's research at the 2018 American Society on Aging's Aging in America conference. She provided… Read more
The 85+ Lifestyle Leaders group met at the MIT AgeLab for a workshop on falls prevention. The group was led by two guest speakers: Shan Liu, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts… Read more
2018-03-28 • An NBC channel 10 newspiece on the resuming of autonomous vehicle testing in the Seaport area following a hiatus after a death in Arizona includes some positive words about the technology from AgeLab… Read more
2018-03-27 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the recent accident involving a self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona:
After the fatal crash a week ago in which an Uber… Read more
2018-03-22 • A CNN article on the recent autonomous vehicle accident in Arizona - in which a pedestrian was killed by a self-driving car for the first time - features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan… Read more
2018-03-20 • A Wired article published in the wake of the first pedestrian fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer.
At about 10 pm on Sunday evening… Read more
2018-03-20 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin in Pensions and Investments discusses the transformations in business and culture that will arise due to population aging and demographic change:… Read more
2018-03-16 • An hour-long radio interview with AgeLab founder and Director Joe Coughlin appears on New Hampshire Public Radio.
New Hampshire is now the second-oldest state in the U.S., and like the rest of the… Read more
2018-03-10 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer participated in a panel discussion at SXSW in Austin, Texas, titled "Who Takes the Wheel on Self-Driving Car Safety?"
Dr. Reimer shared the stage with Catherine… Read more
2018-03-02 • A human factors class taught by MIT AgeLab researcher Ben Sawyer, which serves as one part of the AgeLab's mission to design and develop technology with older adults in mind, has been featured in MIT… Read more
2018-03-02 • The MIT AgeLab is conducting a study of the impact of student loan debt on longevity planning across generations. If you are interested in participating in this study, you can fill out a screener… Read more
AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin sat down for a public interview with Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman at District Hall in Boston, MA. Dr. Coughlin spoke on a variety of topics including his new… Read more
2018-02-23 • An op-ed by David Dodwell in the South China Morning Post refers to AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, in examining the role of older adults in the workplace and as… Read more
2018-02-23 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin contributes to an Milken Institute essay series titled "Business of Aging." Dr. Coughlin's essay, "Why Don't Businesses Thrill Older Customers?" provides cases of… Read more
Aging2.0 Boston presents a fireside chat and book signing with Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, and author of The Longevity Economy.
The Fireside Chat will be held… Read more
2018-02-15 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joe Coughlin is interviewed for WealthManagement.com on the themes of his new book, The Longevity Economy, and how the financial advice profession figures to change in an… Read more
2018-02-12 • An article by Joseph Coughlin on the benefits of human-delivered financial advice appears in Forbes:
Quantitative calculations, portfolio construction and risk assessment are perhaps best done by… Read more
2018-02-12 • An op-ed by AgeLab researcher Ashley Nunes on the need for a measured approach toward the institution of autonomus vehicles appears on The Toronto Star's website.
Read Dr. Nunes' thoughts here.
AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt performs research on human-machine interaction and attention management. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before moving to Springfield, Illinois,… Read more
2018-02-02 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in a Time Money list of "5 Books to Read Now If You Want to Retire Rich."
The Longevity Economy "...is less of a… Read more
2018-01-23 • MIT AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin appears on the Informed Choice Radio podcast to discuss his new book, The Longevity Economy. Among other topics, he talks about how businesses have… Read more
2018-01-22 • Carly Dickson, AgeLab Fellow and architectural designer, presented her work on intergenerational environments at the Museum of Modern Art’s R&D Salon titled “New Aging.” The Salon featured five… Read more
2018-01-20 • Imagine Cambridge as a model city for all ages, but particularly the future retiree — vending machines that dispense household goods, fall-proof flooring, wider sidewalks, and crosswalks that trigger… Read more
2018-01-11 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer will receive an Autos2050 Driving Innovation Award, the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation announced yesterday.
Autos2050 offers… Read more
2018-01-05 • An article in the Boston Globe on coming local trends in business features thoughts from Joseph Coughlin on senior move managers:
With more empty-nesters contemplating moves to smaller quarters, and… Read more
2018-01-05 • 2017 was a year of significant change and major accomplishments for the AgeLab: the release of a new book, a remodeling of lab headquarters, the stewardship of many graduate students, a bevy of… Read more
2017-03-22 • On March 22, 2017, the AgeLab held its bimonthly 85+ Lifestyle Leaders workshop, which brings together members of the "oldest-old" generational cohort, those 85 years and older, to explore questions… Read more
2016-06-30 • Every day, automobiles equipped with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving technologies are coursing onto the world’s roadways. There is a remarkable amount already known about the… Read more