What’s it like to be Old?

In this 7min Flash video, NBC’s Peter Alexander reports on understanding & preparing for old age.

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Highlights:

  • 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the U.S. alone.
  • In 20 years, 72 million people (20% of the population) will be 65 or over.
  • MIT’s AgeLab is studying the problem with help from AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy System), a special suit that gives wearers the experience of being 74 years old as they carry out daily activities.
  • The goal of MIT’s research is to help companies reinvent products and services for an aging population. [But rather than design specifically for the elderly, we encourage Universal Design concepts that work for everyone.]

For more info on the MIT AgeLab and their AGNES suit, see this New York Times article.

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