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News & Events

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

 

2021-04-20 • An article in US News & World Report on investing for retirement begins with some of AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin's insights on the longevity economy: Having a plan to manage your… Read more

 

2021-04-06 • AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller provides her thoughts for a CNBC article on the impact of student loans on the Millennial generation: Historically, hitting 40 is a time that can be marked by… Read more

 

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