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News & Events

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 • 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


2019-10-04 • 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


2019-09-26 • 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


2019-08-21 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is the author of an article in a special edition of the MIT Technology Review called "The Longevity Issue," which covers topics including anti-aging drugs,… Read more


2019-08-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is quoted in a New York Times article about barriers to the use of ride-hailing apps for older adults: ..."It's got great potential," Joseph Coughlin, director of the… Read more


2019-08-11 • An AgeLab study on the impact of student debt on retirement and relationships has been picked up by multiple news sources, including CNBC and Barron's. Led by AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller… Read more


2019-08-09 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides his thoughts for a HuffPost story on the long road toward commercially available autonomous vehicles: “[The technology is] closer than it’s ever been… Read more


2019-07-31 • AgeLab researchers Shabnam FakhrHosseini, PhD, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, and Taylor Patskanick, LCSW, MPH, presented at the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII) in Orlando,… Read more


2019-07-30 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee and AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, along with former AgeLab visiting researcher Christoph Hohenberger, are authors of a paper in Financial Planning Review on… Read more


2019-07-26 • The AgeLab hosted visitors from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, King Juan Carlos University, and Ramon Llull University, as part of an ongoing collaboration under MIT’s MISTI program. MIT… Read more


2019-07-23 • The MIT AgeLab and Tivity Health hosted a daylong symposium at MIT’s Samberg Conference Center on the role of nutrition, physical fitness, and social connection for the health and wellbeing of older… Read more


2019-07-18 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio served as the invited keynote for the “Friendly Spaces and Mobility for Aging” Special Session at the AESOP Conference in Venice. AESOP, or the Association… Read more