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If Our Bodies Could Talk

The Old-Age Experience in an Instant-Aging Exoskeleton

Jul 30, 2015 | 58 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Most young Americans dramatically underestimate the physical burdens of aging. Inventor Bran Ferren has created an Iron Man-style suit that simulates the physical and sensory effects of the process, including cataracts, aphasia, and arthritis. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk filmed at the Aspen Ideas Festival, James Hamblin experiences life as a 75-year-old.

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Authors: Sam Price-Waldman, James Hamblin, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Nicolas Pollock, Jaclyn Skurie

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Off-beat perspectives on health topics from Dr. James Hamblin.