Portable CryoKit/was Re: Keeping up with the Joneses

Technotranscendence (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Thu, 27 May 1999 20:05:23 -0400 (EDT)

At 12:03 PM 5/27/99 +0200, den Otter <neosapient@geocities.com> wrote:
>> Also, one could think of such a cryo unit as something which a
>> suspension team could talk other people through using -- people
>> who are on site, but don't have medical or suspension skills.
>Good idea. Perhaps you could even use a camera (via the web) for
>even better feedback in some cases.

Now you're cooking!

>> In regard to this, I'd like to see someone attempt just something
>> simple first. Afterward, he/she/they could improve upon it, solving
>> the perfusion and other problems -- rather than waiting for a perfect
>> robot/remote suspension unit. Chances are the latter will develop
>> too late for many people..
>Yes, it's good to start with a relatively simple model (mainly external
>cooling, which is presumably the most important), and expand from
>there (add cryovent, ways to inject medication and finally perfusion
>equipment). That would certainly be a useful thing to do for local groups.

We might do good to ask any cryonics or cryobiology expects if anyone has already done some work on this. Even if they have, there's no reason not to also try inventing something like this.


Daniel Ust