Hybrid Vacuum/Clamping Hanger
With vacuum hanging just gaining some speed, it’s probably way too early to think about the next big thing. I just wanted to throw the idea out, however. Maybe it’s new; maybe it’s not. I suspect most hangers who have used or thought about using a vacuum-style hanger have thought of this.
The idea is simple. Take a vacuum hanger and figure out a way of attaching a clamp-based hanger to it.
Vacuum hanging seems to work well, but there are still many questions about whether it can support sufficient weight for truly conditioned tissues.
If this turns out to be a limiting factor of the technology, why not provide a secondary attachment?
The “clamp” part of the hanger could attach to the shaft over the silicone tube and just below the glans cap of the vacuum hanger. The glans naturally swells within the glans cap. This swelling can be exploited as the “plug” required for the clamp-based part of the hanger.
A simple way of testing the idea is by hanging as usual with the vacuum hanger, but then attaching a Wenchette just below the glans cap. Use a separate cable and weight for now. Eventually, we can figure out a way to use just one.
The vacuum hanger assists the Wenchette by forming a “plug” without the need to excessively compress the tissues or cut off circulation, and the Wenchette assists the vacuum hanger by adding a few extra pounds without incurring extra fluid buildup.
This is just a drawing-board idea for now. I don’t plan to build it for a while, if ever.
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