Elysian citizens live in comfort and regularly use Med-Bays to keep them free of injury and disease, such as cancer. Additionally, the Med-Bays reduce, if not completely, eliminate aging, granting Elysian citizens eternal life.
Several people on Earth have attempted to make their way to Elysium to make use of these Med-Bays, but Elysium's defence systems stop them from accessing the space station. However, even if the citizens of Earth make it, they cannot access the Med-Bays as a special barcode imprinted on the wrist, only for Elysian citizens, is required.
- Elysium has been around for over a century in the film.
- It appears Elysium's design is borrowed from the Stanford Torus design, proposed by NASA in the 1970s.