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Want to Feel What It is Like to be Old? Wear the Age Man Suit

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
To give you an idea what old age entails, and sensitize the young to difficulties faced by the elderly, scientists from Germany have designed what they call 'The Age Man Suit'.
 Want to Feel What It is Like to be Old? Wear the Age Man Suit
Want to Feel What It is Like to be Old? Wear the Age Man Suit
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As one gets into this suit, hearing dims, vision blurs, body become heavy, knees and joints become painful and actually walking up and down can make the wearer breathless.

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The suit is made of ear-protectors which suppress hearing, extra padding to make the  knee and elbow joints feel stiff  and exactly simulates the physical experiences of old age.  

The designer's objective is to make people sensitive to the medical and social needs of senior people.



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