2020

2020-10-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on some of the risks and unresolved issues associated with Massachusetts' Question 1, which would augment a "right to repair" law for consumer… Read more

 

2020-09-23 • The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded that many professionals reimagine how they do their work – and scientists are no exception. To highlight how ways that qualitative research might be done… Read more

 

2020-09-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Barron's "The Way Forward" Podcast to talk about how COVID-19 has sharply accelerated changes in retirement planning and retirement itself. Listen here.

 

2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for a Wall Street Journal article on the declining popularity of stock investments: The memory of the last financial crisis cast a long shadow,… Read more

 

2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how the penchant of younger adults for living with their parents is altering the life course: Living at home may crimp more than your love life —… Read more

 

2020-09-08 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is tapped as an expert on planning for and finding a place to live in retirement, as part of a study by WalletHub analyzing the best and worst places to live in… Read more

 

2020-09-04 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini presented research findings on attitudes toward social robots at the 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive… Read more

 

2020-09-03 • AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin led a presentation on the future of senior housing and healthcare with Five Star Senior Living CEO Katie Potter, with COVID-19 emerging as a primary topic:… Read more

 

2020-08-27 • The MIT AgeLab had nine high school and college interns on staff in the summer of 2020, all working remotely with the team via Zoom calls, Slack discussions, and emails. Collectively the group worked… Read more

 

2020-08-19 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the attractiveness of suburban living to Millennials -- and how Millennials may be changing the suburbs: "Many suburbs are getting a makeover.… Read more

 

2020-08-19 • AgeLab researcher and science writer Luke Yoquinto is co-author of a new book titled Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn. Co-written with Dr. Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Vice President of Open… Read more

 

2020-08-10 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about how the exposure to working from home is making employees rethink how they will spend their retirement: "Despite the complaints of working at… Read more

 

2020-07-29 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for a Bloomberg article about entrepreneurs entering the longevity economy: Older people are consumers, too, which is something younger… Read more

 

2020-07-24 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini presented a paper on home automation at the 22nd International Human Computer Interaction Conference. Titled “Home as a Platform: Levels of… Read more

 

2020-07-16 • AgeLab researchers Taylor Patskanick and Julie Miller were speakers at a virtual “Discovery Day” event hosted by GenHERation, a program connecting young women in high school and college with… Read more

 

2020-07-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee and AgeLab Research Assistant Sheng-Hung Lee gave presentations at the 2020 Academic Design Management Conference. Chaiwoo Lee’s presentation, titled, “… Read more

 

2020-06-29 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio provides her thoughts in a news article on the importance of alternatives to driving for older adults: “Social isolation and loneliness are real concerns… Read more

 

2020-06-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was the keynote speaker for the ISBNPA XChange Conference. ISBNPA, or the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, focuses on behavioral… Read more

 

2020-06-15 • How can we train self‐driving vehicles to have a deeper awareness of the world around them? Can computers learn from past experiences to recognize future patterns that can help them safely navigate… Read more

 

2020-06-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin has been named to an MIT committee tasked with advising the MIT administration on re-establishing research in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Sloan, and… Read more

 

2020-06-02 • A letter from AgeLab researchers to the editor of The Journal of Gerontological Social Work discusses findings from an ongoing AgeLab study on the responses of the “oldest old”—those ages 85 and… Read more

 

2020-05-31 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for an article on CNBC about seismic changes in the senior living industry in the wake of COVID-19: “This pandemic fundamentally changes the… Read more

 

2020-05-19 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes on LinkedIn that many of the changes effected by COVID-19 may remain with us long after the pandemic is over: "Observers have described the pandemic as … Read more

 

2020-05-18 • AgeLab researcher John Rudnik is the lead author on a paper in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work drawing on findings from the 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel. Titled Hardly Silent: Exploring… Read more

 

2020-05-10 • AgeLab Technical Associate Taylor Patskanick participated in a virtual panel hosted by the Boston College School of Social Work for social work students and graduates interested in careers in aging.… Read more

 

2020-05-04 • MIT AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin hosted an AgeLab-members-only webinar discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on various domains of the longevity economy, drawing on findings from AgeLab survey… Read more

 

2020-04-24 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and researchers Chaiwoo Lee, Sheng-Hung Lee, Shabnam Fakhr-Hosseini, Heesuk Son, and John Rudnik hosted a webinar for members of the C3 Connected Home Logistics… Read more

 

2020-04-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how COVID-19 may change urban moving preferences among older adults: It’s still too early to look for meaning in real-estate numbers, but it’s not… Read more

 

2020-04-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Associate Luke Yoquinto write in the Washington Post on ageist attitudes and policies that are surfacing in response to COVID-19: The current… Read more

 

2020-04-02 • Despite the ongoing disruption to life worldwide due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the MIT AgeLab continues to do research that seeks to understand how we change throughout the… Read more

 

2020-03-31 • AgeLab researcher Taylor Patskanick writes in MIT News on ways that intergenerational connection can still happen in a pandemic: While it might not be possible to connect across generations in the… Read more

 

2020-03-20 • As it turns out, making a vehicle that can operate itself, outside, in the real world, without killing its occupants and everything around it, is hard. That difficulty is compounded by layers of… Read more

 

2020-03-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears in a Forbes article by Janet Novack on the impact of COVID-19 on Boomers' retirement plans: Eventually, the economy and the stock market will recover and… Read more

 

2020-02-29 • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, in partnership with Five Star Senior Living, held its first national OMEGA Summit with six Five Star Senior Living communities in the greater… Read more

 

2020-02-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bruce Mehler attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety as an invited delegate February 19-20 in Stockholm, Sweden. Cohosted by the Government of Sweden… Read more

 

2020-02-06 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides remarks for a CNN story on the deployment of a unique kind of autonomous car: The federal government has cleared the way for a Silicon Valley startup… Read more

 

2020-01-25 • The Times journalist Will Pavia tours the MIT AgeLab, interviews AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, tries wearing AGNES, and meets some of the Lab's social robots. Read the full story via The Times.

 

2020-01-19 • Taylor Patskanick and Julie Miller presented research on student debt, intergenerational programming, and social robots at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in… Read more

 

2020-01-14 • AgeLab researchers Pnina Gershon, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, John Rudnik, and Bobbie Seppelt were active participants at the 99th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, presenting papers and… Read more

 

2020-01-09 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Bryan Reimer participated in panel discussions at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on smart home technologies and autonomous… Read more

 

2020-01-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on whether the automotive industry should take a stronger role in ensuring the safe utilization of new vehicle technologies by consumers, with… Read more

 

2020-01-01 • New ideas, projects, and relationships stand on the horizon for the AgeLab as the calendar turns to a new decade - as well as the beginning of the AgeLab’s third decade since its founding. In 2020,… Read more

 

2019-12-23 • A futurist web publication titled The Atlas of the Future includes the AgeLab's Age Gain Now Empathy System, or AGNES, as a project that is working to create a better future: In 2020, for the first… Read more