emergency quarantine tent
Mechanics & Inner Workings
This self-contained unit should have regular servicing every 2 standard years to update current supplies and identification treatment. Its batteries should be checked during every ship-wide restock of standard supplies, and the batteries themselves should be fully drained and replaced every 25 standard years.
Do not activate unit if edge console does not show five steady green lights.
Warning: Emergency Quarantine Tent is designed for one (human/near-human) Passenger occupant per unit! See maintenance documentation for list of sentient species who should default to multiple occupancy.[/p[
Automatic distress beacon will activate during deployment.
- Remove Emergency Quarantine Tent from storage shelf
- Depress luminescent yellow triangle for one standard second.
- If in environment with active gravity: drop or throw Emergency Quarantine Tent at nearest inert surface.
If in zero gravity environment: Grasp yellow strap firmly. Use snapping motion to "fling" Emergency Quarantine Tent outward. Do not fling toward other Passengers. Do not release yellow strap.
- Emergency Quarantine Tent quickly expands to full 4 meter cube size.
- Passenger enters (or is pushed into) Emergency Quarantine Tent, following line of yellow strap.
- Close flap. Nanites in surface will ensure seal around flap. All materials will connect to form a single, continuous, seamless, impermeable barrier around the Passenger.
- Remain calm. Breathe naturally. Find a comfortable resting position.
- Follow any instructions provided by the Med-Aid console integrated into the management system of the Emergency Quarantine Tent.
- Inform the Emergency Quarantine Tent of any potentially relevant medical issues, such as:
* medical allergies
* food allergies
* prior vaccinations
* digestive symptoms
* atypical sensation in breathing process
- If an extended period of Quarantine seems likely, the Emergency Quarantine Tent safely induces hibernation status in the Passenger.
- During prolonged usage, the diameter of the Emergency Quarantine Tent may decrease. This is normal. It will not contract around the respiratory areas of the Passenger. It may form a compression layer around non-respiratory limbs in order to provide additional quarantine insulation.
- Medical response specialists are on their way!
More commonly known as a "tourist trap".
Part of the safety briefing given to all passengers at the start of every hyperspace cruise, the EQT by regulations should be present in every escape pod, emergency shuttle, and near bulkhead controls within the cruise liner. A properly stocked ship will have slightly more than one per traveler, plus one per crew member. (Often the crew's EQT units are military surplus, capable of withstanding more hazardous conditions than the civilian model but less comfortable for the occupant.)
They are deliberately designed to require no skill to operate.
Few travelers notice the versatility of typical EQT models. Escape pods are better in any catastrophic situation. However, a trap can provide up to two standard days' survival means in unshielded vacuum or doubled atmospheric pressure, and can insulate its occupant from temperatures up to 200 degrees above or below ideal conditions over longer periods of time.
The occupant cannot release themselves from quarantine, and will not have mobility options. Occupants are often placed in hibernation status quickly so that they will not suffer distress while awaiting medical personnel.