➕ You put yourself in the shoes of a larger-sized patient, which can help to prevent future prejudices on obesity.
➕ The suit helps to empathise more with the bariatric patient.
➕ Great way to learn lifting and transferring techniques
➕ You experience how mobility is affected by weight.
➕ Great replacement tool when an ‘obese model’ isn’t available during your training day.
➖ Can be pretty warm during warm days.
➖ Comes in a large trolley which takes up quite some space.
The Obesity Suit consists of three different parts:
The suit consists of three body parts: arms, torso and legs. That allows you to experience the mobility limitations that a bariatric patient is confronted with every day.