News & Events

News & Events

2017-11-08 • The populations of many developed countries are aging markedly, due to a suite of medical, social, and economic changes. Will this notable demographic trend force us to change our image of the older… Read more


2017-11-07 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph F. Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, is available for purchase today, November 7th, 2017. The population around the world is getting older -- fast.… Read more


2017-10-31 • In a story published on, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin speaks about the promise of new technologies to allow us to live longer and better in old age, mentioning robotics, smart home systems,… Read more


2017-10-24 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Martina Raue gave a presentation on the effects of social comparisons on savings behaviors at the" target="_blank">… Read more


2017-10-21 • The third annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 21 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, drew a record number of students from across the region. Nearly 50 high school students from Massachusetts, Maine,… Read more


2017-10-21 • The third annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 21 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, drew a record number of students from across the region. Nearly 50 high school students from Massachusetts, Maine,… Read more


2017-10-20 • An article by Leslie Albrecht in Marketwatch looks at how nudges--forms of positive reinforcement that encourage people to adopt certain behaviors--can become manipulative and harmful when misused,… Read more


2017-10-19 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bobbie Seppelt and Ben D. Sawyer have both received awards for recent publications on human factors research. For their paper "Hacking the Human: Prevalence Paradox in… Read more


2017-10-12 • An MIT AgeLab study on consumer perceptions of advanced vehicle technologies is profiled in Wired, including thoughts from researchers Bryan Reimer and Hillary Abraham. In a report published last… Read more


2017-10-11 • Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has signed research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. The two-year long research collaboration aims to… Read more


2017-10-09 • Dr. Chaiwoo Lee has employed her background in industrial engineering and human factors to study how people across generations respond to different kinds of technologies and services. As a Research… Read more


2017-09-20 • On September 20th, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee presented at the Transamerica Wealth and Health Symposium in Cambridge, MA. Speaking to an audience of financial advisors, Dr. Lee discussed how the responsibility… Read more


2017-09-18 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at the “In Pursuit of Vision Zero” road safety conference, sponsored by Euro NCAP, discussing research connected to the Advanced Vehicle Technology… Read more


2017-09-18 • On September 18 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady and Dana Ellis participated in a workshop for second year Harvard medical students, led by Dr. Andrea… Read more


2017-09-18 • A local hardware store in Worcester, Massachusetts recently announced that it was going out of business. This wouldn’t be big news, except Elwood Adams Hardware has been around since the Articles of… Read more


2017-09-15 • An article on the transformative role of robotics in senior living features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Chaiwoo Lee--as well as a mention of Paro the animal therapy robot. Dr. Lee… Read more


2017-09-08 • With the warm weather beginning to slip away, Paro, AGNES, and Joy For All cat Ms. Cupcake snuck out of the AgeLab to enjoy the summer one last time. AGNES takes a paddleboard onto the Charles,… Read more


2017-09-05 • AgeLab Director Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin appears in a Milken Institute video panel with three other longevity economy experts: Joan Ruff, the board chair of AARP; Chip Conley, strategic advisor for… Read more


2017-08-30 • An article in Fast Company on the rush for fully autonomous vehicles at the expense of near-ready automotive safety features includes thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: In the… Read more


2017-08-29 • Ford is putting one of its autonomous vehicles to good use: delivering pizza in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the next few weeks, randomly selected Domino's customers will get the option to have their pie… Read more


2017-08-22 • The aging population in the United States will put untold pressure on the nation's social programs, while draining manpower from many key professions. How can the U.S. reduce the strain of its aging… Read more


2017-08-18 • On August 18, AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady and Dana Ellis presented the Age Gain Now Empathy System (AGNES) to a variety of medical trainees through the Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus… Read more


2017-08-09 • The MIT AgeLab is currently partnering with Tivity Health to conduct research on how people’s physical activity habits affect different aspects of their lives as they age. If you received an email… Read more


2017-08-08 • An article in Wired on human-AV interaction features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: Somewhere in northern Virginia, a man dressed as a car seat seeks the answers to vital… Read more


2017-08-07 • A new blog post by Joseph Coughlin on surprising robotics investment opportunities appears on "Robots are in the process of changing nearly every aspect of our lives. Our cars are… Read more


2017-08-06 • AgeLab director Dr. Joe Coughlin is quoted in a Salon article on the applications of robots for older adults. He talks about the expectations that Boomers will have for their old age and how robotics… Read more


2017-08-03 • The Advanced Vehicle Technology Consortium held its third yearly onsite meeting on August 2nd and 3rd. Founded by the AgeLab, Touchstone Evaluations, and AGERO, the Consortium includes as its members… Read more


2017-08-02 • The MIT AgeLab will be a member of CSRC Next, a five year partnership of eight leading North American research institutes that seeks to facilitate a safer transition to the future of mobility, funded… Read more


2017-08-01 • In a new article on, Joe Coughlin writes about the importance of visualizing retirement as more than just an extended vacation: "A vacation, by definition, is only a short break from… Read more


2017-07-26 • Thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appear in an article on Popular Mechanics about the intellectual property battles over autonomous vehicle technology. From the article: Ideally,… Read more