Powered Clothing Designed To Assist The Elderly
Superflex is adapted from military apparel technology to help the aging population continue to live independently
It is estimated that one-third of seniors have mobility restrictions that restrict independence. A research tank called SRI International and a group of investors have launched a company called Superflex that specializes in apparel that enhances strength to increase mobility for aging populations.
Superflex has a team of textile, industrial design, robotics, biomechanics, and data scientists that are working together to create a new category of “powered clothing.” The company's lightweight can be worn underneath any outfit and has integrated electric “muscles” that give additional strength and mobility to the muscles and joints of the wearer. The goal of Superflex is to be a product recognized for its ability to enable everyone to achieve their full physical potential.