It’s called the AGNES, which stands for “Age Gain Now Empathy System”. It probably helps “Agnes” is a suitably old-sounding name too, at least to my ears. But how exactly does this piece of attire put you in the shoes (or clothes) of a 75-year old and, better still, why would you ever want to wear it?
It’s kind of an odd thing to go to the trouble of designing and building, but AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin sees it being a useful tool to help younger generations better understand the needs of those less mobile and easily fatigued. AgeLab, a part of MIT’s School of Engineering, is responsible for creating the suit.