Age-Man Suit Makes Wearer Feel 75-Years Old

July 11, 2012


Seen here staring at an empty table like old people are so good at, a researcher wears the Age-Man suit, a suit designed to make the wearer feel 75+ years old (Note: not the first one we've seen). The concept is that by allowing health care professionals to wear the thing, they'll have a better understanding of the troubles faced by geriatrics as a result of old age, and, in return, be more sympathetic. I SAID HOLD STILL YOU OLD COOT.

Developed by Rahel Eckardt at the Evangelical Geriatrics Center in Germany, the Age Man Suit is specifically designed to force a younger person to experience the physical limitations of the elderly. The 22-pound suit includes ear flaps to muffle hearing, a yellow visor to obscure sight, padded gloves to dull the sense of touch, and knee and elbow pads to restrict joint movement.

Hey -- you want to feel like an old person? Here's what you do: run around the block until you're exhausted. Then, come home, sit on the couch, and shit yourself. Then have to sit in it for awhile until you've gathered enough strength to go to the bathroom and clean yourself up. Then, eat dinner at 4PM and be in bed 6. Because that's what it's like. Well, at least in my mind it is. Dear Lord, take me in my 60's.

Thanks to Pin, who doesn't ever want to grow up. Hey -- second star to the right, straight on till morning. Now all we need is fairy dust.

  • Cadaver Bob

    Does the suit also come with a lawn, so that I may tell damn kids to get off it?

  • LOL XD

  • Sabocat!

    Man do I need on of those. My 70 year old Dad is in way better shape than I am.

  • "be in bed 6".. My great grandma practically stopped sleeping when she turned about 90. She used to go to bed at about 5 am and get back up ready to rock around 8..

  • David Shire

    I'm almost certain this is actually a still from a michel gondry film.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Interesting concept but I can't figure how it'd help a doctor that already doesn't care about his senior patients' struggles to start caring any more than he already doesn't, not sayin' all doc's are like that but I know they exist, and the rest already care about them so this suit can't possibly make the caring ones more empathetic would it?

  • So old people are extra warm and see in a yellow tint?

  • $18922249

    Arguably, this could be a "fountain of youth" for those over 75 (in spite of the article clearly mentioning that this suit is for "younger" folks).

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