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2021-03-24 • A PBS documentary that follows families as they travel into their futures features AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and the AgeLab’s Age Gain Now Empathy System, AGNES. The documentary, titled Fast… Read more

 

2021-03-24 • The MIT AgeLab hosted Catherine García, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, for the first installment of the Lab’s 2021 Spring Speaker Series. The… Read more

 

2021-03-12 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his perspective as part of an article titled "New Insistence for Driver Assistance," published in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazine. Dr. Reimer… Read more

 

2021-03-10 • AgeLab researchers Bruce Mehler and Bryan Reimer are contributors to a UK Law Commission Consultation Paper on devising a new regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles. Mehler takes note of how… Read more

 

2021-02-28 • AgeLab Research Associate Sheng-Hung Lee was moderator of a discussion panel of designers titled “Constructing Reality,” which was part of RealityxDesign, HarvardxDesign’s ninth annual conference.… Read more

 

2021-02-25 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin gave a presentation for MIT's Mobility Initiative on the need for user-centered mobility models to address the transportation needs of older adults. As Dr. Coughlin… Read more

 

2021-02-16 • The MIT AgeLab has partnered with the Boston Globe to produce a series of articles on Boston's potential to become the new "Silicon Valley of Longevity." In the first article of the series, AgeLab… Read more

 

2021-02-03 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Pnina Gershon were participants in SAE International's 2021 Government/Industry Digital Summit, a forum for both government agency representatives and… Read more

 

2021-01-25 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the plight faced by many women in their late fifites and early sixties: Unlike ubiquitous stereotypical images found on retirement brochures of… Read more

 

2021-01-25 • AgeLab Research Scientist Pnina Gershon was a participant at the 100th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, presenting a paper on high risk sub-groups of teen drivers and their crash/near-… Read more

 

2021-01-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides remarks for a CNN article on the current era of semi-autonomous vehicle technology, in which the human driver remains involved: Without the accuracy… Read more

 

2021-01-20 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in NextAvenue on the effects of COVID-19 on aging and technology. He writes: While people have reported stocking freezers with their favorite ice cream… Read more

 

2021-01-13 • As part of MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January 2021, AgeLab hosted three workshops. The virtual events were open to the MIT community as well as to members of the MIT AgeLab’s 85+… Read more

 

2021-01-11 • Writing in Forbes, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discusses the importance of storytelling as a tool to develop ideas for how we will live in retirement: For many, if not most of us, life outcomes… Read more

 

2021-01-06 • AgeLab Research Assistant Sheng-Hung Lee was co-organizer of a three-day MIT webinar and workshop series titled MAKE TO:GATHER. Sponsored in part by the MIT AgeLab, the webinar was intended to create… Read more

 

2020-12-25 • For over five years, the 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel has been a valuable source of research insights for the MIT AgeLab on the experiences of the “oldest old” in the United States. And over the years… Read more

 

2020-12-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin is named by Marketwatch as one of the best retirement and longevity accounts to follow on Twitter: For all things related to longevity, follow Dr. Joseph Coughlin, the… Read more

 

2020-12-15 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller sat in on a podcast titled "One Vision," hosted by Unconventional Ventures founders Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer and Delphos International… Read more

 

2020-11-30 • AgeLab Research Associate Luke Yoquinto and MIT Head of Open Learning Sanjay Sarma write in The Washington Post on the science of learning and memory. The article describes some insights contained in… Read more

 

2020-11-20 • The MIT AgeLab and Bank of America hosted a symposium on November 19 and 20, 2020, to discuss the rapid growth of technologies driven by artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with increases in life… Read more

 

2020-11-17 • The MIT AgeLab, Transamerica, and Florida Blue hosted a webinar titled “Caring for a Loved One? Life Solutions for Caregivers in a New Era.” The hour-long event delivered new MIT AgeLab research and… Read more

 

2020-11-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the potential disruptiveness of younger generations' preferences for single living: "Data suggest that traditional life stages, such as finding… Read more

 

2020-11-13 • AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller participated in a webinar titled “Navigating Student Debt During A Pandemic.” Dr. Miller presented along with Asha Srikantiah, who is Head of the Student Debt… Read more

 

2020-11-07 • AgeLab researchers gave multiple presentations at the 2020 Gerontological Society of America conference, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference participants presented on… Read more

 

2020-11-02 • AgeLab Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Julie Miller led an interactive members-only webinar presenting MIT AgeLab survey findings on attitudes and behaviors related to… Read more

 

2020-10-31 • The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with Five Star Senior Living and AARP, MA, held its seventh – and first-ever virtual – OMEGA Summit, a collaborative, knowledge-sharing session for high school students… Read more

 

2020-10-15 • AgeLab research assistant and designer Sheng-Hung Lee is co-author of a paper with John Liu published by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The paper discusses two design… Read more

 

2020-10-07 • AgeLab researcher Luke Yoquinto and Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Vice President of Open Learning, spoke about their new book, Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn, as part of the ongoing MIT xTalks… Read more

 

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