News & Events

News & Events

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

 

2020-06-15 • 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

 

2020-06-02 • 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

 

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