Storage devices for those one a long journey or patients
A cryo pod, puts the patient inside in a medical coma, were in their life functions are slowed, along with their aging. They are typically given a medical solution that is pumped in their veins to stop frostbite from destroying their cells.
As for the freezing process, it is done either by refrigeration or through Stasis Gas.
In this series, Cryo Pods simply flash freeze bots, the act of which puts them in a coma and stops whatever sickness or injury is killing them.
Varies per species and Manufacturer, but almost always has a glass covering and is usually cylinder in shape.
- Hypersleep: Used by several organic civilizations