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This suit is designed to simulate physical limitations that come with age

This suit is designed to simulate the physical limitations that come with age. Although it might not be completely accurate, it is an interesting concept. Via Trendhunter.

An aging population means it’s more important than ever to be mindful of the needs of senior citizens, including their physical limitations. The South Bank University in London acquired a suit that when worn simulates the types of limitations senior citizens might have.

The suit was designed by Wolfgang Moll and it uses a few different techniques to simulate physical limitations. Weights wrap around the body, which reduce strength and dexterity, earmuffs limit hearing and goggles simulate different visual impairments.

To really understand how age related physical limitations feel, The Guardians Josh Halliday wore the suit and tried doing simple tasks. You can watch this young man struggle going up and down stairs, walking along the streets and getting money out to pay for coffee.

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1 Comment

  1. Its not actually a new concept. The German museum of Hygiene (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum – http://www.dhmd.de ) in Dresden has some similar simulators since several decades. They also show how a being in a certain age affect hearing, vision and motion

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