I met Joe Coghlin while speaking at a seminar on aging and driving ten years ago in Phoenix. He is a very dynamic man. I encourage you to check out his web site and his links on his web page. He has developed the MIT Age Lab which focuses on aging and many topics including aging and driving. Here is the link to his site and a little about his organization: http://agelab.mit.edu/
In 1900, life expectancy for much of the industrialized world was under 50. Today, living well into one’s 70s, 80s and beyond can be expected. How will we spend and make the most of our 30-year longevity bonus? When asked about her longevity on her 119th birthday, Sarah Knauss said she enjoyed her long life because she “had her health and can do things.”
The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow.
Based within MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, the AgeLab has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community to design, develop and deploy innovations that touch nearly all aspects of how we will live, work and play tomorrow.