Newtsuit Atmospheric Diving Suit Replica, 1986
Artifact no. 1986.0907
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1986
Creators/Contributors
Can-Dive Marine Services Ltd. (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
The Newtsuit is a full-body exoskeleton designed for undersea work. Recognized as the world’s first rigid-body diving suit, its articulated arm and leg joints, on-board oxygen supply, and optional thrust pack provided divers with manual flexibility and increased freedom of movement at depths conventional soft-body scuba gear couldn’t reach. This replica was built by the Newtsuit’s developer, Can-Dive Services Ltd., for a design showcase at Expo ’86 in Vancouver.

Made in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Technology Keywords
Exoskeleton
Keywords
Military, Work
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/index.php

Date archived
January 30 2018
Last edited
November 9 2018
How to cite this entry
Can-Dive Marine Services Ltd.. (1986). "Newtsuit Atmospheric Diving Suit Replica, 1986
Artifact no. 1986.0907
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2739