2019-12-17 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the risks of bringing sophisticated new technologies in the home to make caregiving easier: Today, at least one in four families are providing… Read more


2019-11-26 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the risk of social isolation for adults in retirement: "The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that more than a fifth of Americans experience some… Read more


2019-11-25 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is named a "player" in Inc Magazine's profile of Boston's place in the start-up world: "Boston's frigid winters can't stop its piping-hot entrepreneurial scene,… Read more


2019-11-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller presented at the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education Symposium in Portland, OR, on the impact of student debt on retirement planning… Read more


2019-11-17 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee and AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin publish in the Wall Street Journal on their research on the language people use to talk about retirement. They write: "We… Read more


2019-11-11 • The MIT AgeLab-led Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) consortium held its most recent meeting at MIT to discuss ongoing research related to vehicle automation and driver behavior. AVT was organized… Read more


2019-11-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the increasing number of 'households of one' around the globe: It’s the biggest shopping day on the planet. Alibaba alone chalked up $38… Read more


2019-10-30 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer received the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). The Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award was established in 1970 by… Read more


2019-10-28 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee, Tom McWilliams, and Bruce Mehler gave presentations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 63rd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Lee presented a paper on… Read more


2019-10-04 • AgeLab researcher John Rudnik gave a presentation on transportation-related findings from the AgeLab Lifestyle Leaders panel at the 2019 Technology, Mind, and Society Conference in Washington, D.C.… Read more


2019-10-04 • In fifteen years, people of retirement age will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. But, as New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik finds, the elderly are poorly served by the field of… Read more


2019-09-26 • An article in Financial Advisor IQ discusses significant changes that may lie ahead financial advice profession. One such change that the article identifies is "a focus on longevity planning and… Read more


2019-09-12 • MIT News reports on Rendever, a virtual-reality startup focused on older adults that collaborates with the MIT AgeLab. Rendever brings VR technology into senior living communities with the aim of… Read more


2019-09-09 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides context for a "shocking video" on WCVB News showing the driver of a Tesla vehicle equipped with Auto Pilot asleep behind the wheel: "At some point… Read more


2019-09-08 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the effect of student debt on retirement across generations: "The impact of student loan debt on the life course of younger Americans has been… Read more


2019-09-05 • AgeLab researcher Taylor Patskanick, LCSW, MPH spoke at the Friends on the Harbor 40th anniversary gala event organized by Little Brothers Boston, with the aim to raise awareness and support of… Read more


2019-08-25 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appears in a Business Insider video on the obstacles ahead for the mass deployment of autonomous vehicles. Dr. Reimer brings up the need to update the nation's… Read more


2019-08-21 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is the author of an article in a special edition of the MIT Technology Review called "The Longevity Issue," which covers topics including anti-aging drugs,… Read more


2019-08-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is quoted in a New York Times article about barriers to the use of ride-hailing apps for older adults: ..."It's got great potential," Joseph Coughlin, director of the… Read more


2019-08-11 • An AgeLab study on the impact of student debt on retirement and relationships has been picked up by multiple news sources, including CNBC and Barron's. Led by AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller… Read more


2019-08-09 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his thoughts for a HuffPost story on the long road toward commercially available autonomous vehicles: “[The technology is] closer than it’s ever been… Read more


2019-07-31 • AgeLab researchers Shabnam FakhrHosseini, PhD, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, and Taylor Patskanick, LCSW, MPH, presented at the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII) in Orlando,… Read more


2019-07-30 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee and AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, along with former AgeLab visiting researcher Christoph Hohenberger, are authors of a paper in Financial Planning Review on… Read more


2019-07-26 • The AgeLab hosted visitors from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, King Juan Carlos University, and Ramon Llull University, as part of an ongoing collaboration under MIT’s MISTI program. MIT… Read more


2019-07-23 • The MIT AgeLab and Tivity Health hosted a daylong symposium at MIT’s Samberg Conference Center on the role of nutrition, physical fitness, and social connection for the health and wellbeing of older… Read more


2019-07-18 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio served as the invited keynote for the “Friendly Spaces and Mobility for Aging” Special Session at the AESOP Conference in Venice. AESOP, or the Association… Read more


2019-07-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, author of The Longevity Economy: Inside the World's Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, joins the Institutional Real Estate, Inc. podcast to offer his… Read more


2019-07-01 • AgeLab Research Scientist Martina Raue appears on a BBC Business Daily radio segment on "money management for Millennials." Dr. Raue discusses social the role of social comparisons in fostering… Read more


2019-06-30 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes about the value of improving safety systems that augment driver capabilities as opposed to xnxx pursuing fully autonomous driving" "Perhaps… Read more


2019-06-28 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Bobbie Seppelt presented six papers at the 10th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training… Read more


2019-06-20 • AgeLab Research Scientist appears as a guest on the PBS program Autoline, which discusses news in the automotive industry. Titled "Are Human Beings Ready for Autonomous Vehicles," the segment… Read more


2019-06-12 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue is interviewed in New York Magazine's The Cut about her research on social comparisons and savings behavior: “We engage in upward social comparison all the… Read more


2019-06-07 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D’Ambrosio gave a talk for the Cardinal and Gray Society, a group of MIT alumni past their 50th reunion who gather for social and intellectual events between their five… Read more


2019-06-06 • The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with AARP, presented the fourth annual OMEGA scholarship awards to three accomplished young adults from New England. Sidonie Brown from Brookline High School in… Read more


2019-05-27 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch on the role of new technologies in facilitating aging in place: "How can older adults solve for a constellation of… Read more


2019-05-20 • In an article titled "Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger?" New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik writes at length on the research tools and findings of the MIT AgeLab, as well as the perspective (and… Read more


2019-05-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his thoughts in a Forbes piece on approaches to the implementation of autonomous vehicles: MIT’s Reimer thinks it could take decades of refinement… Read more


2019-05-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Lex Fridman and Bryan Reimer gave talks on artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles at the 2019 AI Innovation of Sweden Seminar in Gothenberg, Sweden. Dr. Fridman… Read more


2019-05-15 • The MIT AgeLab was host to a daylong conference with the Alliance for Lifetime Income (ALI) titled “The 2019 Retirement Security Summit: Innovating for Life Tomorrow.” Formed and supported by some of… Read more


2019-05-07 • Stria News, a media platform that publishes journalism on the growing longevity economy, has published a profile of the AgeLab Lifestyle Leaders panel, a panel of adults ages 85 and older from the… Read more


2019-05-06 • An article in Fast Company provides AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin's thesis about the rising economic influence older adults across the globe: Marketers have it wrong. The most important consumer… Read more


2019-05-02 • A New York Times story about the issue of driver distraction features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: While autonomous technology has made driving safer and less taxing, it… Read more


2019-04-28 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on Tesla's attention to driver safety in its development of increasingly automated vehicles: Tesla might argue, as detailed in its vehicle… Read more


2019-04-19 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue is an editor of a book of academic articles on perceived safety and risk. The volume brings together researchers from across disciplines to discuss the… Read more


2019-04-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee, AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini, AgeLab Technical Associate John Rudnik, and MIT Master’s students Susy Tort Ayala and Ishai Shoham led the… Read more


2019-04-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the need to develop  new narratives of aging and retirement in response to account for an era of unprecedented longevity: Translating years to… Read more


2019-04-08 • The Try Guys are a quartet of YouTube stars who - put simply -  film themselves trying things, including baking cakes, dressing in drag, changing diapers, and doing pottery. For a run of episodes on… Read more


2019-04-04 • Americans age 50 and over are shattering stereotypes: They have higher rates of entrepreneurship, support over 61 percent of all U.S. jobs and are a significant influence on technology and… Read more


2019-04-02 • AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady spoke to Masters in Engineering students in the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program (ZLOG) in Zaragoza, Spain. Established by MIT’s Center for… Read more


2019-04-01 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt appears on Good Morning America to discuss the issue of driver distraction, including the use of cell phones while driving. The segment deals with "3 Seconds… Read more


2019-03-25 • Shabnam FakhrHosseini is a postdoctoral associate at the MIT AgeLab who works primarily on the C3 Connected Home Logistics Consortium. Shabnam was born in a small town called Astaneh in North Iran,… Read more


2019-03-25 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue, AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, and former AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Katharina König are authors of a paper… Read more


2019-03-18 • A paper authored by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady appears in the Spring 2019 edition of The Bridge, a publication that links the insights of engineers… Read more


2019-03-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer gives his thoughts in a Consumer Reports piece on attitudes toward advanced driver assistance systems: Americans remain highly skeptical of self-driving car… Read more


2019-03-11 • A Boston Globe article on a Cambridge-based startup called Agency dedicated to supporting businesses related to aging features thoughts from AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin: "As better medicines,… Read more


2019-03-10 • As people around the world live longer and healthier lives, how will companies adjust their strategies to delight aging customers who carry more purchasing power than ever before? Not enough… Read more


2019-02-18 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bruce Mehler was invited to speak as part of a panel in Geneva, Switzerland on the issue of driver safety and vehicle automation for the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety… Read more


2019-02-10 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about what the adult children of older adults should keep in mind as they broach sensitive topics like moving into senior housing or giving up the car… Read more


2019-02-04 • For the last three years, InvestmentNews has recognized the innovative leaders of the financial advice industry who are shaping and transforming the profession. This year, AgeLab Founder and Director… Read more


2019-02-03 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the work of developing and sustaining new interests in retirement--in cultivating the F-word: Ironically, images about retirement are all about… Read more


2019-01-31 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio is interviewed for an article on Zebra.com about the scam risks faced by older adults. Speaking about a UCLA study showing that the anterior insula region of… Read more


2019-01-30 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the big and hidden cost of transportation in retirement: Phil and Marion have it all – they have time, money and good health. But an active… Read more


2019-01-28 • The Lifestyle Leaders Panel convened at the MIT AgeLab in the Center for Transportation and Logistics for a presentation and focus group session on transportation in older age. The Lifestyle Leaders… Read more


2019-01-20 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on a case study of the surprising challenges Americans face in retirement: Alex and Lee are similar to many people planning for retirement. They… Read more


2019-01-18 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue, AgeLab Research Scientists Lisa D'Ambrosio and Chaiwoo Lee , former AgeLab researchers Carley Ward and Claire Jacquillat, and AgeLab Director Joseph… Read more


2019-01-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Bobbie Seppelt and AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Steven Landry presented AgeLab research at the Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting in… Read more


2019-01-10 • The MIT AgeLab expanded its resources and activities in 2018, found new audiences for its research, and illuminated new solutions to address the wants and needs of older adults. Some highlights of… Read more


2019-01-10 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt and Dr. John Lee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have published an article in the International… Read more


2019-01-09 • Adult children caring for their aging parents face a complicated health care system in the U.S. that includes doctor's visits, medical bills and prescriptions. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson… Read more