Learning to Live Longer, Better
RESEARCHERS AT M.I.T. noticed how few products accommodate the physical challenges of the elderly, and created a suit to let young product designers experience the physical effects of aging first hand. A woman in Maine saw her son hit by a car driven by a nice old man with dementia and launched a subsidized taxi service for the elderly. Here’s a fascinating story from Financial Times on people in America who are concerned not just with how to stay alive, but how to live our lives more fully when we’re old. With the population of people over 65 expected to double in the next two decades, this kind of thing can’t happen too quickly.