News & Events

News & Events

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

 

2020-03-20 • 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

 

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 • 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

 

2019-10-04 • 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

 

2019-09-26 • 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