Ageing suit to simulate ageing for sensitive design of cities.
To create a low-cost, empathy-triggering, wearable suit to simulate conditions of ageing.
The project will develop a wearable Ageing Suit that will simulate the challenges faced by older persons when negotiating built spaces – roads, offices, shopping malls, and accessing public transport. The Centre for Policy Studies will collaborate with the IDC School of Design at IIT Bombay to design, develop, and display the suits for urban planners, architects, product designers, and policymakers to wear and experience an older person’s challenges in negotiating city spaces.
A distinct lack of empathy for the interests of older persons in policy making. In an ageing society, frailties stemming from ageing generate a unique set of justifiable demands and distinct policy attention.