To better understand what it feels like to age, Genworth and Applied Minds created this exoskeleton suit, which when worn, simulates the visual, hearing, and muscular changes that accompany aging. I got to try on the suit at a media preview at Liberty Science Center. Here's what becoming 85 felt like to me. Grennan Milliken
is the Science Editor at Popular Science. She has a particular interest in brain science, the microbiome, and human physiology. In addition to Popular Science, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and Scholastic’s Science World and Super Science magazines, among others. She has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Davis and a master’s in science journalism from New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. Contact the author here.