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  1. #1 Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit 
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    There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness.
    The suit features electric muscles, which respond to the wearer’s actions and in tandem with the body muscles, assist the elderly user to walk, stand and climb stairs with freedom.

    The battery-powered Aurora Powered Suit can be easily concealed under clothes. It is made from lightweight, flexible fabric. There are series of motors and sensors housed in hexagonal pods, which add strength to the user. The pods or electric muscles, if you may, are embedded with sensors and are located on the back, legs, hips and torso.
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    You know the problem with this: the elderly will forget to buy batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    You know the problem with this: the elderly will forget to buy batteries.
    I'm just imagining stopping at a convenience store and one limps up to your car and needs a jump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'm just imagining stopping at a convenience store and one limps up to your car and needs a jump.
    Would you need special jumper cables for the elderly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    You know the problem with this: the elderly will forget to buy batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Would you need special jumper cables for the elderly?
    AARP approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    That will only work (a) in California, Arizona and Florida or (b) if you can get grandma away from the Hallmark Channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    AARP approved.
    That means they'll cost more and come with hundred of direct mail solicitations for AARP membership. I'd rather walk like a chicken, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That means they'll cost more and come with hundred of direct mail solicitations for AARP membership. I'd rather walk like a chicken, thank you.
    That's okay as long as your drumsticks are in good shape.
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    I don't see it happening to be honest due to two factors:

    1. Cost

    2. Insurance

    I have to fight with Medicaid and Medicare over authorizations for items all the time and I have a feeling this thing won't be cheap. Insurance companies would much rather shell out $150 for a walker or $25 for a cane.
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