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Developing Empathy for the Aging Population

To help others as they age tools are necessary to develop empathy towards their situation. Being able to walk in someone else's shoes can be helpful to develop empathy and understand the other person's situation.

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The Age Man Suit developed by the Meyer-Hentschel Institut in Germany simulates aging. It was developed to help medical students have empathy towards older patiens. It makes movement harder and changes vision and hearing. Before designing services for other people, actually being able to walking in their shoes could make a great difference.

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I wonder what a "reverse age suit" might look like?

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An exoskeleton like this one but for everyday needs
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/innovation/exoskeleton-robot-suit

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