By Prof P J Whimbrel
At a time when people are living longer – the average lifespan of, for example, a 14th century thripp crimper was about six minutes – great efforts are being made by various non-governmental agencies to develop devices and strategies which might help we young-ish non-loopy types cope with the average Wandering Wrinkly.
The first age related solution we tested is the Nonothisway exo-skeletal programmed direction suit, the Boomerang. Dr. Erica Phont, development Director at Nonothisway told me, “Basically the Boomerang is basically a remote controlled exoskeleton which basically can be programmed to only allow the wearer to follow basically pre-programmed domestic routes, which can be basically timed to coincide with observed personal needs. The Boomerang will always return to its point of departure, basically. “
We found the Boomerang worked well within the range of its electric flex, but fitting it to the wearer was very fiddly. See illus. from Boomerang users’ guide below.