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News & Events

2019-05-02 • A New York Times story about the issue of driver distraction features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: While autonomous technology has made driving safer and less taxing, it… Read more


2019-04-28 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on Tesla's attention to driver safety in its development of increasingly automated vehicles: Tesla might argue, as detailed in its vehicle… Read more


2019-04-19 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue is an editor of a book of academic articles on perceived safety and risk. The volume brings together researchers from across disciplines to discuss the… Read more


2019-04-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee, AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini, AgeLab Technical Associate John Rudnik, and MIT Master’s students Susy Tort Ayala and Ishai Shoham led the… Read more


2019-04-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the need to develop  new narratives of aging and retirement in response to account for an era of unprecedented longevity: Translating years to… Read more


2019-04-08 • The Try Guys are a quartet of YouTube stars who - put simply -  film themselves trying things, including baking cakes, dressing in drag, changing diapers, and doing pottery. For a run of episodes on… Read more


2019-04-04 • Americans age 50 and over are shattering stereotypes: They have higher rates of entrepreneurship, support over 61 percent of all U.S. jobs and are a significant influence on technology and… Read more


2019-04-02 • AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady spoke to Masters in Engineering students in the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program (ZLOG) in Zaragoza, Spain. Established by MIT’s Center for… Read more


2019-04-01 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt appears on Good Morning America to discuss the issue of driver distraction, including the use of cell phones while driving. The segment deals with "3 Seconds… Read more


2019-03-25 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue, AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, and former AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Katharina König are authors of a paper… Read more


2019-03-25 • Shabnam FakhrHosseini is a postdoctoral associate at the MIT AgeLab who works primarily on the C3 Connected Home Logistics Consortium. Shabnam was born in a small town called Astaneh in North Iran,… Read more


2019-03-18 • A paper authored by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady appears in the Spring 2019 edition of The Bridge, a publication that links the insights of engineers… Read more


2019-03-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer gives his thoughts in a Consumer Reports piece on attitudes toward advanced driver assistance systems: Americans remain highly skeptical of self-driving car… Read more


2019-03-11 • A Boston Globe article on a Cambridge-based startup called Agency dedicated to supporting businesses related to aging features thoughts from AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin: "As better medicines,… Read more


2019-03-10 • As people around the world live longer and healthier lives, how will companies adjust their strategies to delight aging customers who carry more purchasing power than ever before? Not enough… Read more


2019-02-18 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bruce Mehler was invited to speak as part of a panel in Geneva, Switzerland on the issue of driver safety and vehicle automation for the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety… Read more


2019-02-10 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about what the adult children of older adults should keep in mind as they broach sensitive topics like moving into senior housing or giving up the car… Read more


2019-02-04 • For the last three years, InvestmentNews has recognized the innovative leaders of the financial advice industry who are shaping and transforming the profession. This year, AgeLab Founder and Director… Read more


2019-02-03 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the work of developing and sustaining new interests in retirement--in cultivating the F-word: Ironically, images about retirement are all about… Read more


2019-01-31 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio is interviewed for an article on about the scam risks faced by older adults. Speaking about a UCLA study showing that the anterior insula region of… Read more


2019-01-30 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the big and hidden cost of transportation in retirement: Phil and Marion have it all – they have time, money and good health. But an active… Read more


2019-01-28 • The Lifestyle Leaders Panel convened at the MIT AgeLab in the Center for Transportation and Logistics for a presentation and focus group session on transportation in older age. The Lifestyle Leaders… Read more


2019-01-20 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on a case study of the surprising challenges Americans face in retirement: Alex and Lee are similar to many people planning for retirement. They… Read more


2019-01-18 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue, AgeLab Research Scientists Lisa D'Ambrosio and Chaiwoo Lee , former AgeLab researchers Carley Ward and Claire Jacquillat, and AgeLab Director Joseph… Read more


2019-01-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Bobbie Seppelt and AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Steven Landry presented AgeLab research at the Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting in… Read more


2019-01-10 • The MIT AgeLab expanded its resources and activities in 2018, found new audiences for its research, and illuminated new solutions to address the wants and needs of older adults. Some highlights of… Read more


2019-01-10 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt and Dr. John Lee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have published an article in the International… Read more


2019-01-09 • Adult children caring for their aging parents face a complicated health care system in the U.S. that includes doctor's visits, medical bills and prescriptions. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson… Read more


2018-12-18 • has published an index of the fifty best places in America to start a business. Boston ranks 15th on the list, and the MIT AgeLab is a major reason why. editor Leigh Buchanon writes… Read more


2018-12-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on recent major innovations in vehicle autonomy and how far away we are from a "fully self-driving future:" While one might be excited about… Read more