Designed to raise awareness of the effects of age and the physical issues that older people encounte

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Designed to raise awareness of the effects of age and the physical issues that older people encounter as they age, the Genworth R70i is an exoskeleton designed to simulate the ageing process.

Strapping on the suit, technicians have the ability to tinker with the settings and make it more difficult to see, hear, walk, and use all kinds of muscles. The suit was recently put to the test by Atlantic journalist James Hamblin, whose webseries on the human body explores everything to do with how human being work. 

The video sees him struggling with reduced vision and stiff muscles, albeit with his tongue firmly in cheek. Check out the short below:

 

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