Third Age Suit(TM) Makes Its First Trip to The United States
ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Leading design professionals came together earlier this week for the 27th annual By Design conference. By Design was developed by SFCS Architects to provide staff and industry professionals the opportunity to participate and share the latest innovations and research in the field of senior living. The conference was attended by over 250 participants. The highlight of the 2012 Conference included the Third Age Suit.
The Third Age Suit is an empathy suit developed to simulate the effects of loss of mobility and declining sensory acuity, which can occur with the ageing process and also with certain clinical conditions, irrespective of age. It was designed to help answer the question of how designers, who may be fully fit and active, really know if their designs work in practice for people with some loss of mobility or declining sensory perception.
Representatives from the construction, healthcare, architecture, and academic communities attended the two day conference featuring the Mobilstrictor Suit. SFCS will be hosting a special showing of the Third Age Suit on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Media Representatives are invited to try on the suit and witness firsthand the limitations of aging or critical mobility.
“This innovative Third Age Suit enables us to truly understand the confines of limited mobility of the clients we serve,” states Tye Campbell, CEO of SFCS. “We are excited to be able to share this ingenious device with our colleagues, customers, the media, and co-workers as they strive to build, design, and care for seniors. Our mantra is always looking forward to ‘what’s next.’ We believe this Restrictor Suit will assist us as we continue to progress into more functional designs for seniors.”
About SFCS Inc.:
SFCS is a full-service architectural, engineering, planning, and interior design firm. Its experienced team of professionals specializes in the design of retirement, educational, government, and healthcare facilities. SFCS serves clients nationwide from offices in Roanoke, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Roanoke Office: 305 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011-2003
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