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WHATA research lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the purpose of inventing new ideas and technologies to allow an aging population to continue to live well throughout their lifespan.
WHYTo meet the challenge of an aging population and the changes that will be required of government, business and society.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
School of Engineering's Engineering Systems Division. Cambridge, MA, USA.

Program Description

"Age Lab seeks to answer the question of,
'How can technology and new ideas help people successfully
navigate through old age?' "

AgeLab looks at the big picture of how individuals will live, work and play in the future.

AgeLab's research centers around how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented for the aging population. The focus of their work is to improve the quality of life of older adults.

AgeLab is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community. Engineers, designers, and researchers in business, social, behavioral and the medical sciences work on aging related issues with respect to:

-Health & Wellness
-Transportation & Community
-Housing & Home Services
-Business & Policy Innovation
-Longevity & Planning
-Work & Workplace

AgeLab has published free useful information on older drivers safety under Driving, Home and Family Transitions Over a Lifetime. Maintaining mobility for older adults who rely on personal vehicles as their primary mode of transportation and the ability to continue to drive safely is of paramount importance to a healthy lifestyle.

AgeLab worked along side The Hartford Advance 50 Team and has publications available for free download from The Hartford.

Topics Include:

-Driving Safely for a Lifetime: We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers.
-Dementia and Driving: At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Driving.
-Other Topics & Resources: Your Road to Confidence: A Widow's Guide to Buying, Selling and Maintaining a Car.

MIT AgeLab also created the Age Gain Now Empathy System (AGNES) Program which is a suit designed to simulate what it feels like to age.

-More Senior Awareness & Sensitivity Programs
-Senior Driver Safety Programs
-Senior Home Repair & Modifications for Safety Programs




Find out more about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab Program

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