GERT - Age Simulation Suit - Nursing - Montana Tech

GERT - Age Simulation Suit

GERT age simulation suit

Montana Tech nursing students will be wearing this suit, GERT, around campus. GERT is an age simulation suit. The age simulation suit GERT consists of a set of separate components. By their interaction an effect very similar to the impairments of the sensomotoric skills in old age can be achieved.
Especially the age-related walk and the changed grip ability are simulated very close to reality by the age simulation suit GERT. But also the increased mental load and the soaring movement uncertainty will be understandable when wearing the age simulation suit GERT.
Those who tried the age simulation suit GERT will have a better understanding of elderly persons’ behavior. The age simulation suit GERT is therefore very applicable in the apprenticeship and advanced training of experts but also in the development of products and services for elderly people.