Landmaster 5M45 Wristwatch, 1994
Artifact no. 1996.0215
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1994
Creators/Contributors
Seiko Corp. (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
The Landmaster 5M45 is a compelling example of how the human body can be used as an energy store for powering wearable devices. In this case, energy generated by the wearer’s natural arm movement is collected and stored within a capacitor inside the watch, extending its natural battery life. This watch initially appeared as part of an exhibit in Toronto called “Today’s Japan: Design Sampling ’95,” which showcased the talents of Japanese designers for the Canadian public.

Made in Tokyo, Japan.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Wrist
Technology Keywords
Watches
Marketing Keywords
Seiko Corp.
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1996.0215.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 23 2018
Last edited
June 14 2018
How to cite this entry
Seiko Corp.. (1994). "Landmaster 5M45 Wristwatch, 1994
Artifact no. 1996.0215
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2877