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219 - Addressing Design Through Age Simulation

• Michael Steiner, AIA | Project Manager and Senior Associate | Corgan
Date: 11/10/2017 | Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 10AB
LUHs: 1 | HSW: No | ADA: Yes | GBCI: No | SD: No
Capacity: Unlimited
Through October 02: $0.00
Through November 03: $0.00
Onsite November 03: $0.00

By 2030, approximately 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65 (US Census Report). To address this upcoming demographic shift, we wanted to study ways in which to improve the spaces we create to make them more appropriate for an aging population. The age simulation GERT suit offers the opportunity to experience the age-related impairments of older persons by simulating 30 to 40 years of age on the individual. The suit allows the wearer to experience the following conditions common with aging: narrowing of the visual field and reduced opacity of the eye lens; high-frequency hearing loss; joint stiffness and mobility restrictions; loss of strength and reduced grip ability; and reduced coordination skills.