Mystery Illustration 20


Why is this woman encased like this?

The answer is here.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 12, 2016
     Category: Body | Technology

Not even close other than in the general vicinity of field of use.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/12/16 at 09:24 AM
Anti-ageing gin and now this. Do I detect a theme for the day?

Quack! Quack!
Posted by KDP on 05/12/16 at 09:38 AM
I was thinking along the line of the Excessive Machine in "Barbarella".
Posted by BMN on 05/12/16 at 10:44 AM
did you see the text of the ad? here's part of it:

This aircraft is a most popular multi-function weight-loss device, combined with functions of far-infrared fat dissolving, air-pressure lymphatic drainage, as well as low-frequency stimulation. Operate far-infrared heating after massage (by beautician), then start the lymphatic drainage operations, and at last use low-frequency to tighten skin, to achieve systematic and comprehensive effects of fat losing and size reducing. It is with a LCD screen display which makes the machine more luxury.
Posted by arline on 05/12/16 at 11:19 AM
I got the general idea, but not the exact mechanism. The other option was a mechanism for avoiding post-surgical thromboses, but that's usually limited to the lower legs.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 05/12/16 at 11:27 AM
Seeing how she appears to be skinny, it's a fat burning contraption.
Posted by GFinKS on 05/12/16 at 01:31 PM
Dissolves and drains below the subcutaneous? Sounds great; I'll jump right in that.
Posted by Virtual on 05/12/16 at 09:49 PM
From the description:

"This aircraft is a most popular multi-function weight-loss device..."
Posted by fivecats on 05/13/16 at 09:01 AM
First guess was a medical anti shock trousers to treat some one with extensive internal blood loss by squeezing them.

But then I thought no, it's a expensive bondage device for people that get their kicks that way.

Fat removal now that's a scam pure and simple, but American's will fall for that anytime.

I suppose it would serve well as a life raft if there is a second occurrence of the bibles great flood.
Posted by Gator Guy on 05/13/16 at 07:49 PM
I thought it was to lower body temp, which is therapeutic f0r post resuscitation brain injury. They used it, not the device but the treatment , on my friend after she died of a massive heart attack and was brought back(thank God).
As far as the actual use, pressure therapy is used for lymph edema. Lymph edema is caused by lymph nodes being damaged or removed. This sometimes happens in the arms of mastectomy patients or the legs of heart catheterization patents. So at least one claim is valid.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/14/16 at 09:57 AM
I was about as far off as you can get! I saw the ropes and grommet holes in the surrounding pad and thought it was an inflatable full-body cast for situations where the victim has to be airlifted out.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/14/16 at 11:23 AM
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