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SKInS (Sensory and Kinaesthetic Interactive Simulations) is a wearable suit that can provide a realistic impression of another person's experience.
Designers and practitioners need to understand the capabilities of the people for whom they are designing; this is especially true if the designers are young and fit.
The use of empathy suits can give a good indication of some of the limitations that others may experience. Empathy devices can also improve awareness of the impact of progressive conditions.
Issues and impact
- Enhanced car design
- Awareness training for progressive diseases (e.g. osteo-arthritis)
- Occupational health risks in construction