News & Events

News & Events

2021-11-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on some conversations that the children of aging parents may want to have around the holiday season: are mom and dad's home suitable for them to age… Read more


2021-11-16 • The MIT AgeLab’s monthly Life Tomorrow webinar discussion series featured guest presenter Terry Spitznagel, Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for United Church Homes, who presented a new… Read more


2021-10-21 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the upcoming generation of "lab rats" who will be learning how to retire in a new era of longevity, what he refers to as Generation U: "Unlike… Read more


2021-10-18 • AgeLab researchers presented papers on consumer attitudes toward new technologies in the home and vehicle at the 65th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES… Read more


2021-09-30 • AgeLab researcher Taylor Patskanick, LCSW, MSW, MPH, has been appointed President of the Board of Boston Bridge, Inc., a local nonprofit and professional association composed of emerging and… Read more


2021-09-24 • Dr. Joe Coughlin was awarded the Retirement Pioneer Award at the Fifth Annual Retirement Coaches Association Conference this week. He was recognized for his groundbreaking research and innovative… Read more


2021-09-23 • As part of a new monthly webinar series at the intersection of longevity planning and the future of advice, the MIT AgeLab hosted an interactive webinar for panelists and corporate members of the… Read more


2021-09-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke about his research on driver interactions with  new vehicle technologies for UX Soup, a short-form podcast that discusses the latest developments… Read more


2021-09-20 • MIT AgeLab researchers collaborated with scientists at the universities of Coimbra, Portugal, and Porto, Portugal, on a poster presented at the 2021 MIT Portugal Conference on the future of urban… Read more


2021-09-14 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on changes in workplace cultures brought upon by the pandemic - and by the preferences of younger workers: "In those 550+ days [of the pandemic,] new… Read more


2021-09-01 • In the summer of 2021, the MIT AgeLab welcomed seven high school and college interns, bringing them into the virtual fold of researchers as the Lab continued operating remotely due to the COVID-19… Read more


2021-08-20 • AgeLab researcher Sheng-Hung Lee and former AgeLab researcher John Rudnik have published a paper in the 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design, (ICED) hosted by the Design Society. The… Read more


2021-07-30 • In the summer of 2020, the MIT AgeLab developed a study on the impacts of artificial intelligence with support from Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions at Bank of America. This study surveyed… Read more


2021-07-29 • AgeLab Graduate Research Assistant Sheng-Hung Lee presented a paper at the 2021 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII), titled “An Expert Interview Study of IoT Wearable… Read more


2021-07-28 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady and Sheng-Hung Lee gave presentations on their research as part of the AgeLab’s Life Tomorrow Discussion Series, which showcases findings and insights for AgeLab… Read more


2021-07-06 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughin writes in Forbes on the "framework" shift that has occurred for many people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: People, many painfully close up, discovered how… Read more


2021-07-01 • The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has recognized an AgeLab publication in with the David A. Peterson award, which annually honors one paper published in Gerontology & Geriatrics… Read more


2021-06-29 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is quoted in an CNN article on U.S government scrutiny of advanced driver assistance systems: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday… Read more


2021-06-24 • The MIT AgeLab hosted a roundtable event to discuss the results of its AI and Longevity study, which examined the implications of artificial intelligence for older adults and individuals across the… Read more


2021-06-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discussed his vision of the future of financial advice in a keynote address for the InvestmentNews Women Advisor Summit, an event that helps women financial advisors… Read more


2021-06-23 • In the final installment of the MIT AgeLab’s Aging and Equity virtual presentation series, Dr. Miranda Reiter, Assistant Professor of Financial Planning at Texas Tech University, described the… Read more


2021-06-16 • Vaccine hesitancy poses one of the most significant public health obstacles in the fight against COVID-19. In a discussion delivered virtually on June 16, 2021, AgeLab researchers Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio… Read more


2021-06-13 • AgeLab Research Scientist Pnina Gershon has published a paper in Accident Analysis and Prevention on drivers’ interactions with vehicle automation systems. The paper’s results are also covered in an… Read more


2021-06-01 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in LinkedIn about the pressure on various nations to increase their birthrates in response to aging populations. He notes that the "top ten" best countries to… Read more


2021-05-19 • The MIT AgeLab hosted a virtual presentation as part of its ongoing speaker series titled Aging and Equity from Charles Senteio, professor of Health Infomatics at Rutgers University and a 2020 – 2021… Read more


2021-05-14 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the potential for Millennials in old age to be the lead adopters for the controversial and radical-seeming technology of being 'microchipped:' "… Read more


2021-05-10 • On May 10th and 11th, the MIT AgeLab hosted a symposium that discussed COVID-19’s impacts on how people of all ages relate to their homes. Titled “Post-Pandemic: The Future of Home,” the event… Read more


2021-05-04 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the imperative - and challenges ahead - for designing the driving experience to accommodate older adults. During webinar on the topic, Dr. Coughlin asked, “How… Read more


2021-04-28 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Bryan Reimer served as panelists for the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, discussing consumer knowledge of self-driving cars and… Read more


2021-04-21 • The MIT AgeLab hosted Dr. Rodney Harrell, Vice President of Family, Home, and Community at AARP, for a virtual talk on livable communities for older adults. Dr. Harrell’s presentation was part of an… Read more