We wanted to carry out two experiments with a vacuum bag, and Xiaoyu was happy to become the tester inside the vacuum bag. Brave girl!
Experiment 1: Walking
Is it still possible to walk around when one is compressed in a vacuum bag? Xiaoyu tried that a few times inside a big vacuum bag with her arms and legs spread.
Xiaoyu: “It turns out to be possible but not that easy to keep balance. The vacuum bag is like membranes which connect arms and legs, making arms and legs drag each other when they are moving. Anyway, it was quite interesting to walk like that, until my air ran out…”
Experiment 2: Quilt
How does it feel when one is compressed with a quilt in a vacuum bag? Xiaoyu tried that also a few times between two layers of the quilt (like a sandwich!) and one last time on top of the quilt.
Xiaoyu: “I felt much more comfortable when I was enclosed by the quilt instead of the plastic directly. It was soft and a little bit elastic. However, the carbon dioxide I breathed out just accumulated in the quilt around my face and didn’t diffuse, so I felt stifling already at quite an early stage…”
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