News & Events

News & Events

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


2018-12-12 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin in Quartz talks about the need to rewrite the story of old age in the 21st century: For businesses seeking a piece of the fast-growing longevity economy… Read more


2018-12-12 • An article by AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Martina Raue in charts an ongoing debate in psychology and economics: are heuristics, the cognitive shortcuts we use to make… Read more


2018-12-11 • The MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker’s Council to Address Aging invite those involved or interested in the field of aging and entrepreneurship to attend the… Read more


2018-12-07 • An article in Barron's by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin talks about the explosive growth of the consumer demographic of adults 65 and older: It’s the mother of all untapped markets: the world’s 65-… Read more


2018-11-18 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Lisa D'Ambrosio, PhD, Julie Miller, Martina Raue, PhD, and Carley Ward comprised a full panel of research presentations at the Gerontological Society of America… Read more


2018-11-04 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer publishes his thoughts in Forbes on the lack of a singular perspective for the definition and goal of vehicle automation: "Across the world, governments,… Read more


2018-11-02 • AgeLab researcher Martina Raue, PhD, is a co-editor of a new volume titled Psychological Perspectives on Risk and Risk Analysis, which was published by Springer in October 2018. “This authoritative… Read more


2018-11-01 • Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about how a new generation of older consumers will force businesses to think about more than just the "destiny" of demographics: As I write in my book The Longevity… Read more


2018-10-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Bloomberg TV to discuss the role of changing demographics in determining the future of real estate. Real estate investor Kayne Anderson observes that his… Read more


2018-10-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, presented to the Epoch Foundation on new technologies and open issues that technological advancements pose for the aging population. The Epoch Foundation… Read more


2018-10-20 • The fourth annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 20 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, brought together nearly 40 high schoolers from across New England who were interested in leading efforts to improve… Read more


2018-10-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Bobbie Seppelt were major participants at the 2018 Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference. The DDI conference is “designed to bring… Read more


2018-10-14 • An article in The Wall Street Journal by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto discusses the changing in perspective of how products should be designed, built, and marketed for older… Read more


2018-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in a CNBC story about the potential of autonomous vehicles to enable mobility for older adults: '"We are so enamored with the George Jetson idea that… Read more


2018-10-02 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller were panelists at the Forbes-SHOOK Next-Gen 2018 Wealth Advisor Stage in Boston, MA. The event, which was an offshoot of the Forbes… Read more