22 September 2019

The New York Times reported about our age simulation suit GERT

I just discovered that The New York Times has published an article about the architecture company Corgan, planning airports and hotels using our age simulation suit GERT. The New York Times wrote: “Ms. Flores is the director for experiential design for the architecture firm Corgan, and the nearly 30-pound suit was meant to help her, a 32-year-old, experience the physical challenges of navigating the world as an older person. Goggles and headphones “impaired” her sight and hearing. Gloves reduced feeling and simulated hand tremors. Weighted shoes, along with neck, elbow and knee movement restrictors, approximated mobility limitations.”

Please find the complete article here ...

31 January 2019

New products for the simulation of pathological effects

Knee pain simulator
Kyphosis simulator
We launched two new products at once on the market on the 1st of January. A knee pain simulator, which allows knee pain to be experienced, and a kyphosis simulator, which simulates a hunchback. Both simulators can be used together with our age simulation suit GERT or separately. These simulators ideally complement our extensive product range for the simulation of changes caused by age, disease or disability.

Due to the modular system of all of our simulators, it is possible to realise a multitude of simulation scenarios. Since the simulators can be applied separately too, they can also be used ideally and very successfully in specific sensitisation and prevention measures.

 For this reason, we were able to supply a larger number of our knee pain simulators to a French company dealing with the subject of knee pain. This customer was so enthusiastic about the prototype of the knee pain simulator that he not only placed a major order, but has also reordered twice.

Here you will find an overview of the accessories for the age simulation suit GERT and the other simulators ...

11 July 2018

GERT is now also a European trade mark

Our brand name GERT is now also protected as a EU trade mark for the entire European Union. GERT is already registered as a word mark at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) for several years. Due to our great success in other countries within and outside Europe, GERT has now also been registered at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Customers and partners are of course welcome to use our brand name, we are even happy about it. We only would like to prevent any imitators from copying our brand name. The original age simulation suit GERT is only available from us.

23 May 2018

Care provider Anglia Care puts staff in the shoes of the elderly

Ipswich-based care provider Anglia Care recently purchased a GERT age simulation suit to train their staff. East Anglian Daily Times writer Sheena Grant used the opportunity to try out the GERT suit. She described her experience in a newspaper report and a video was made.

Find the newspaper report here ...

8 February 2018

Dementia simulation using our GERT age simulation suit

Although, our GERT age simulation suit is primarily simulating age-related physical and sensory effects, the GERT suit also creates an increased mental load when the participant is performing every day tasks. The effect of reduced cognitive capacities resulting in mental stress has already been described in a scientific report made by psychologists from the renown University of Heidelberg. This can easily be experienced by every participant wearing our GERT suit. The effect can be increased by adding accessories simulating enhanced sensory impairments like the simulation glasses or the tinnitus simulator. Therefore, our GERT suit is ideal for dementia simulation.

Learn more at: www.age-simulation-suit.com/dementia-simulation.html

17 October 2017

Addenbrooke's Hospital - what it's like to be an elderly patient

How hard can it be to get out of a chair, hold a conversation in a busy room, or stir a cup of tea? For most of us everyday tasks like these are things we take for granted, but for elderly hospital patients they can cause endless discomfort, difficulty and embarrassment. To help better understand the trials their patients go through on a daily basis, staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital have bought two of our GERT age simulation suits, which will give an insight into the daily demands of being elderly. The suits will be used by medical and administrative staff, to help them understand what it’s like to see the world as an elderly patient.

Find the full article including videos here ...

6 September 2017

We are launching a COPD simulator on the market

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a lung disease with chronic narrowed airways. COPD is one of the most common diseases worldwide. In 2007 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 210 million people were affected. The WHO assumes that COPD will be the fourth most common cause of death worldwide in 2030. Due to the high number of unidentified COPD, other estimates assume 600 million patients worldwide and they are taking COPD as the third frequent cause of death. It is the only one among the most common causes of death with an upward trend.

COPD is triggered by the inhalation of harmful substances over a longer period of time. Of course, smoking is one of the main causes. 90% of all patients are smokers. The COPD is therefore colloquially referred to as smoker’s lung. But passive smokers are also affected, as are people who have been inhaling harmful dusts and gases for a long time, for example at their workplaces. The COPD is not curable, its course can only be delayed. The COPD impairs the quality of life of the patients over many years and means a long period of suffering.

Due to the frequency of the disease and the great suffering of those affected, we have decided to launch a COPD simulator creating empathy for the countless COPD sufferers. The COPD simulator is also ideal for COPD prevention, e.g. in non-smoking campaigns.

The market launch is imminent. For further information please click here ...