VIDEO: Age simulation suit used to train hospital staff

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An age simulation suit is being used at hospitals across the district to help staff understand the effects different ailments can have on elderly people.

The suit, which simulates arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, visual impairment and deafness, is being used at Pontefract, Pinderfields and Dewsbury hospitals.

Health bosses at Pinderfields Hospital have a new suit which  gives people the chance to experience how it feels to be elderly, particularly if they have had a stroke and are visually impaired. The suit consists of various bits of kit that simulate visual impairment, high-frequency hearing loss, reduced mobility, coordination and strength. 
Sam Cooper

Health bosses at Pinderfields Hospital have a new suit which gives people the chance to experience how it feels to be elderly, particularly if they have had a stroke and are visually impaired. The suit consists of various bits of kit that simulate visual impairment, high-frequency hearing loss, reduced mobility, coordination and strength. Sam Cooper

Our reporter Sam Cooper went along to try the suit for himself.

See this week’s Express to see how he got on.

 

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