Welder's Safety Goggles, c. 1920
Artifact no. 1992.1515
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1920
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
Augmented reality is often defined by the ability to change a viewer’s perception of reality through the overlaying of digital information. Yet there are many cases where non-digital technologies have also been used to augment a viewer’s perception of reality so as to adjust and/or limit exposure to elements of a ‘live” event. These welder’s safety goggles are an interesting case in point. Developed to protect the eyes of welders from sparks and debris, they were also fitted with amber-hued lenses to filter out excessive blue light (preventing the damaging light of “welder’s flash”) and increase visibility in low-light environments, such as during a power outage.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Eye
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1992.1515.001

Date archived
April 6 2018
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
(1920). "Welder's Safety Goggles, c. 1920
Artifact no. 1992.1515
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/2917