A bizarre image took the Internet by storm last week, attracting more than its share of confused and distressed responses for what seemed like a crazy child torture contraption. Eventually, more sound minds discovered that the device in question is actually used to hold babies still during an X-ray. Though it looks weird and horrifying, it makes total sense.
Even though we know now what this weird device does, that doesn”t make it any less strange. Just see for yourself.
Called the Pig-O-Stat, it”s an “all-in-one pediatric immobilization device designed for positioning infants and young children for an appropriate X-ray without significant complications.”
This helps doctors get a better glimpse with an X-ray.
See it in action for yourself!
Isn”t that ingenious? We sure think so. Though to be fair, I can see how an adult-sized version could be loads of fun.