Articles by Alan Moses Anthony

Alan Moses Anthony is a Research Assistant in “Ageing and Cities” project at the Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has a M.A in Sociology from the University of Mumbai.

“My grandfather is 88 years old. Like other senior citizens, he used to go for long walks, but now he can’t. Often, he doesn’t tell us how he feels because he doesn’t want to bother us. Going through this experience of wearing the empathy suit, which simulates challenges faced by older people, is very helpful. It's not that we don’t know about the issues, but experiencing them first hand provides a better understanding,” says Amod. He is referring to a wearable empathy suit being developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay that communicates the experiences of older citizens…

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