We have so many helpful technology designed specially for an aging population to become independent at home, but the challenge of this project is to give elderly people mobility outside the home. Superflex Aura Powered Suit offers a wearable technology that reacts to body’s natural movements. It gives extra muscle power to complement user’s strength in staying upright, getting up, and sitting down.
Designed to be adoptable and easy to use, this suit is a great daily use for the elderly. Using the principle of biomimicry, this suit configuration is anatomically aligned with natural muscular composition of the user. Considering this suit will be worn by human, comfort was the main priority when designing this suit. Hard technology components such as control boards, motors, and batteries are designed into hexagonal low-profile pods. All these pods are attach to fabric origami fold-ins, allowing movement in 3 dimensions and the hardware to expand without interrupting user’s movements. This system also enables scalable system to adapt to different user muscular needs and heights.
Designer : Yves Behar
The fabric material is designed with beautiful intricacies to enhance its functionality, this suit would grip user’s body perfectly. User will feel comfortable wearing one while the complex technology inside the pods would deliver main function of the suit. The company says that this is still a concept stage, the final suit is hoped to have all elements integrated with minimal looking undergarment to hide the technology and intelligence. Together Superflex and Fuseproject would continue to develop this concept suit, aiming to bring a super comfortable and highly functional to the market, offering elderly people better quality of life.