Floating body bags could aid disaster recovery - flexible plastic sheet
In response to mass casualties like Hurricane Katrina or future chemical attacks, the existing body bags left a lot of unsatisfactory places.
According to Arpad Vass and Cyrill Thompson, forensic researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.
They propose replacing the bag with a stackable plastic tray covered by a flexible plastic plate sealed on the edge.
The rigid base makes the body easier to carry, the tray floats, and it is easier to recycle the body in the flood.
The valve on the tray allows the pump into nitrogen to slow down the decomposition so that the body can be stored in the room. . .