If Ford is letting its human factors engineers travel forward in time, Nissan has been sending its into space. The Japanese car maker, together with researchers at Keio University in Japan, have been working on seats designed to reduce driver fatigue, inspired by the position our bodies adopt in weightlessness. In a conventional seat, most of the load is borne by the lumbar region.
How does it feel not being young and fit like a 30 year old person? The Third Age Suit developed by Ford provides a tangible answer to this question. Within 30 minutes a young engineer grows approximately 30 years older.