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Respirator Bike

Easy Breathing
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This bicycle uses bellows to pipe air via respiratory equipment such as a well calibrated and corrugated hose and interface couplers to one's tracheotomy or nasal airway passages .

Pedalling a bellows equipped bicycle requires the rider to pedal against the additional force of compression which can be minimized through inhalation.

Breathing is made easier due to the availability of a consistent and rhythmic supply of air to the vesicles where such a supply is needed most.

rcarty, Nov 16 2009

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More for comfort and visibilty [8th of 7, Nov 18 2009]


       I think the word "feedback" applies somewhere here.
normzone, Nov 16 2009

       A system offering cooling,filtration and oxygen enrichment would have many benefits. There would also be the opportunity of implementing Carbon capture in the expired air stream. [+]
8th of 7, Nov 16 2009

       wot [norm] said. I don't think the lungs are the "chokepoint" (no pun intended) in the chemical energy transfer, either. [ ]
FlyingToaster, Nov 17 2009

       I may be able to fit a set in behind me knees. One for my nose and one for my mouth. May help rest the old sacs and relieve them of wheeze.
rcarty, Nov 17 2009

       altering breathing rate and defeating natural regulation of breathing will lead to death in a very short order. Too much or too little for long enough = passing out, eventually certain death.
WcW, Nov 17 2009

       Could be combined with <link>
8th of 7, Nov 18 2009

       "interface couplers'   

       have you ever tried to intubate a conscious person? It isn't easy. I've only ever seen one person do it to themself, and that was a youtube video of a military medic showing off a camera equipped laryngoscope.   

       Also, what WCW said with the added bonuses of pneumothorax caused by overpressure if it isn't properly calibrated.   

       Maybe you should see about getting some sort of bronchodilating inhaler instead? I think the results will be far more satisfactory.
GutPunchLullabies, Dec 31 2010

       Obviously, or not, the tracheotomy option was in jest to make a not-so-serious idea appear serious. However, I do think a bicyle can be equipped to supply a constant and rhythmic supply to the vesicles where such a supply is needed most.
rcarty, Dec 31 2010

       excellent idea to try out. the system could also power a pump to sequester the bodies CO2, for the greener than thou types. The system may work for work animals generating electricity or pullin our wagons of the future. Float it and hook the bike to a raft and snorkle, rent to tourists.
Steven J Scannell, Jan 01 2011

       I really think it's a concept to explore. Consider also the fact that we could breathe 02 rich air, consider emergency workers and their need for every ounce of stamina
Steven J Scannell, Jan 01 2011

       something for snorkellers to allow them to get deeper and still inflate their lungs ?
FlyingToaster, Jan 01 2011

       No doubt it could work, should not require too much human horse power. The bike topside could run a flywheel, and you may get 10-15 minutes of air at shallow depths? Cheap enough to try.
Steven J Scannell, Jan 01 2011

       no, I mean an armpit-operated bellows sortof thing.
FlyingToaster, Jan 01 2011

       Can't it simply store the filtered air and supply it through a demand regulator?
Alx_xlA, Jan 02 2011

       The armpit bellows may be the trick. Another option could be a tiny hand cranked air pump, and this could be good because the legs are busy with the fins. To work, fishing, the diver would just stop and do whatever, and then pick up on the air pumping.
Steven J Scannell, Jan 02 2011


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