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
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/index.php

Date archived
January 30 2018
Last edited
April 4 2019
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