News & Events

News & Events

2011-07-25 • AGNES was the feature story in the Financial Times Magazine, after the AgeLab received a visit from writer James Crabtree, who experienced the system and spoke with lab Director Joe Coughlin about… Read more


2011-07-21 • WCVB TV News interviewed MIT AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer in the story Police Lights Play Role In Officer, Driver Safety. He shared his expertise in driver distraction during a discussion regarding… Read more


2011-07-20 • AgeLab’s Lisa D'Ambrosio presented a talk at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's conference Going Green: Intelligent Investments in Public Housing in Boston, MA on July13- 14. D'… Read more


2011-07-20 • Heavily dependent on the driver’s awareness and performance in a fast-moving dynamic environment, driving is an increasingly complex activity made more difficult for an older population facing… Read more


2011-07-14 • The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is holding its annual national meeting in Washington, DC July 17-19. AgeLab's Joe Coughlin will be keynoting the opening general session describing… Read more


2011-07-14 • In a presentation to the MIT AgeLab, Michal Isaacson of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed her research utilizing GPS to track social behavior of older adults in Israel and Germany. Her… Read more


2011-06-29 • MIT AgeLab will present three papers at the Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and vehicle Design in Lake Tahoe, California. Below are titles and… Read more


2011-06-29 • */ AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin gave a talk at TEDx Boston on June 28 entitled Aging as an Extreme Sport. He introduced AGNES, the AgeLab’s Age Gain Now Empathy System, worn by Research Associate… Read more


2011-06-27 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin participated in the 50+ Housing Forum at the Pacific Coast Building Conference in San Francisco. In his talk, Aging Baby Boomers & Future Innovations in Housing,… Read more


2011-06-21 • When it comes to future housing, the Boomer don't seem to want to budge. In an ongoing collaboration between the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford's Advance 50 Team, extensive research has shown that 50%… Read more


2011-06-17 • AgeLab was featured in the Los Angeles Times in “Elder care goes high tech” on June 17. The article mentioned technology that is enabling older adults to stay in their own homes longer.   “Aging in… Read more


2011-06-16 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer participated in Edmunds’ 2011 Car Safety Conference, entitled Truly Safe? Debunking Myths and Crafting Effective Policies for Car Safety, on May 24. Watch the… Read more


2011-06-03 •                                   The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center will host New Vehicle Technology, Older Drivers & the Policy Problem of Transitions with AgeLab… Read more


2011-05-26 • In a recent article, AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer weighed in on new medical monitoring technology being introduced to vehicles by the automotive industry. The article, “Ford… Read more


2011-05-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin moderated a telematics industry round table that included AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer. The conversation on communications technology in the vehicle included… Read more


2011-05-20 • AgeLab’s Bryan Reimer was featured in the Science Careers section of the journal Science on May 20. His experiences with the AwareCar and assessing driver distraction were highlighted. He also… Read more


2011-05-19 • MIT AgeLab and Healthways teamed up for an interactive webinar held at MIT and involving 6 experts representing AgeLab, Healthways, MedNetworks, MeYou Health and Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. The… Read more


2011-05-16 • */ AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer discusses driver distraction on Future Lab: Context Aware Car Safety. Reimer relates his experiences introducing new in-vehicle technologies to test… Read more


2011-05-11 • featured AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer’s studies on distracted driving and drivers’ trust in new in-vehicle technologies. A video included in the article shows the lab’s eye-… Read more


2011-05-10 • AgeLab was featured on CNN with a video of the visit now available on CNN’s Deb Feyerick interviews AgeLab director Joe Coughlin, who explains how Baby Boomers will expect more from… Read more


2011-05-10 • Edmunds AutoObserver interviewed AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer about the psychophysiology measurements he uses to see how demand levels of different tasks and technologies impact well-being… Read more


2011-05-10 • */ AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer discusses his use of eye-tracking technology in drive behavior research in the June 2011 edition of Vision Zero International. The article, entitled “The… Read more


2011-05-09 • */ AgeLab cohosted a conference in Zaragoza, Spain on May 5 entitled Inventing the New Futures of Old Age. The event was hosted by the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), a research institute… Read more


2011-04-29 • */ produced two video clips featuring AgeLab and New England Center research. Click on the titles of each segment to watch the videos. In Safety Lies in the Eye of the Driver, AgeLab… Read more


2011-04-21 • */ AARP’s Inside E Street, which airs on public television throughout the nation, featured AgeLab in a multi-part program. In the first segment, Boomer Consumers, Correspondent Lark McCarthy suits… Read more


2011-04-19 • */ The Christian Science Monitor visited AgeLab to talk with lab director Joe Coughlin about the future of aging. Coughlin introduced AgeLab technologies for the home and car, including the AwareCar… Read more


2011-04-12 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin brought Hebrew Senior Life Orchard Cove retirement community up to speed on the latest technologies for older adults during a visit on April 11. The talk was part of a… Read more


2011-04-06 • New England Center Researcher Bryan Reimer will be discussing measuring the cognitive component of driver workload & distraction at the University of New Hampshire on April 5. He will cite New… Read more


2011-04-04 • AgeLab Researcher Bryan Reimer spoke with about divided attention behind the wheel.  “We are all suffering from cognitive overload, inappropriate allocation of attention,” Reimer… Read more