Helper suits assist elderly


Melanie Slay

Yves Behar, founder and chief creator of Fuseproject, designs suits that help the elderly stay active and moving about as they get older.

Behar said that designing has always been a part of his life and he wanted to help more and more. The suits are made to put tension on certain parts of the body and muscles that exist to help the individual move and do almost anything they used to do on their own.

The suits apply the pressure to whatever muscle that is being used so that the muscle that is being used works more efficiently.

The suits also were made to look presentable to the eye so that the individual that is wearing it does not feel ashamed of it or less able to do what everyone else can.

Behar is working on getting at least 15 made as of now and plans to extend from there.