To help us combat this, Swiss designer Yves Behar has created a powersuit that’ll help the elderly acquire extra muscle mass. Say hello to the Aura Powered Suit!
“What…if technology and design could help us continue to move about the world and engage with it physically, socially and emotionally? This is the question Superflex is answering with the Aura Powered Suit.”
– Yves Behar
To assist in the wearer’s movement, the engineered fabric contains a V-shaped band holding tightly around various regions of the body. In doing so, it maximizes both the ergonomics and lumbar support of the body. Each time the wearer applies any type of force, whether it be standing, sitting, or walking, the powersuit then augments their natural muscles by using its electric muscles instead.
The Aura Powered Suit serves as not only an assistant clothing line for the elderly but as a concept design for how all clothing will be manufactured in the relatively near future. Clothes of the future will work in the same manner exoskeleton suits operate today – by accommodating the day-to-day strains of muscle fatigue, thereby keeping the body healthy and relaxed. Clothes of the future will also be smart. Their very fabric will be etched with mass circuitry, of which will be connected to an intelligent systems network. They’ll be connected to every other device you own, regulate your body temperature, serve as a biological compass, and likely provide newer sensations and experiences of the world of which we cannot possibly fathom at this particular time.