GERT stands for “GERontological Testing Suit” and is an age simulation suit that has been developed based on scientific findings. It simulates an age increase between 30 and 40 years.
- clouding of the lense
- narrowing visual field
- high-frequency deafness
- restriction of head mobility
- loss of strength
- restriction of gripping
- restriction of coordination capacity
- diverse clinical pictures (tremor, tinnitus, sight defects, etc.)
The possible applications of this modular suit are diverse. The most significant is the sensitization of the user who gets a feel for elderly and their requirements and needs by experiencing a sudden aging. Furthermore the suit is used for process and product design because the sudden aging effect of process participants has also a positive impact on process and working place design.