Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MIT AgeLab Agnes Suit

Have you heard of the MIT AgeLab? How about the AgeLab AGNES suit? The Age Gain Now Empathy System, or AGNES, is a suit that mimics the physical restrictions of age when worn. Sounds interesting, doesn't it? If you want to imagine what it feels like to be 80 or 90 years old, then the AGNES can give you that "virtual reality" experience. So, the next time you're about to provide instructions for your geriatric patient, consider how he or she moves around the house. If you're not sure, then get in line to try the AGNES suit for a few days and you'll quickly know what some people go through on a daily basis. Image Source: Boston Globe

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