Tuesday, April 07, 2009

MIT's AgeLab Simulates Elderly Living


MIT has created a jumpsuit that is worn by students to teach them the difficulties of being a senior. This suit which has braces and elastics really lets the students feel exactly the way seniors go through life, in hopes of teaching the students empathy towards their elders. We thought children were the new tomorrow? Think again. The population of people over 60 is the fastest-growing age group on earth. So heres the question, if we make products specifically designed for elders will they use them, or run away?

At MIT's AgeLab growing old is the new frontier - The Boston Globe">LINK