Artist Hacks 5 Life Support Machines, So They All Keep Each Other Alive

The Immortal, by Israeli-born designer Revital Cohen, is a collection of life-support machines rigged to keep each other, not a person, alive. Tubes and electric cords connect to create a closed loop through a heart-lung machine, a dialysis machine, an infant incubator, a mechanical ventilator, and an intraoperative cell salvage apparatus (a sort of washing machine for your blood). Salt water pumps through the system like blood, and even maintains a “healthy” composition, thanks to continuous infusions of oxygen and minerals. An EEG monitors The Immortal’s artificial heartbeat.

Via fastcodesign

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