Innovation by MIT Researchers Promote Age Empathy

The senior citizen population – people aged 65 and older – is continually rising and apparently commercial institutions are faced with the dilemma of providing better, more empathetic services and products for the said age group.

Agnes or Age Gain Now Empathy System is an age-empathy suit designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help commercial companies design and sell age-friendly products. Agnes allows its wearers to realize and understand the common sensory and bodily limitations faced by elders, therefore allowing them to devise better products that will promote easy and better living for seniors.