Originally Posted by Tideway
Interesting idea, where were the cuffs? Were they worn for the dive or put on once the diver was cold?
Cuff was put (I believe) on the bicep. That was done only during treatment. I have no idea how the thing pulled the vacuum on the skin, but I remember e-mailing one of the testers who replied that very little suction was required; not even enough to be uncomfortable.
The "do not immerse in warm water" thing is because the all the capillaries exposed to the warm bath open well before the core temp starts to increase, which leads to all sorts of weird problems. With the new device, the warming is much more gradual, and tends towards the core first (well, the arm, then the core), so less shock to the system.
Be interested in a link if you can find one?
As I said, the device was experimental, plus it was a few years ago. But I'll see what I can find.