Fighter Pilot's Helmet, c. 1985
Artifact no. 1995.1671
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1985
Creators/Contributors
Gentex Corp. (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Pilot helmets are excellent, longstanding examples of technological convergence in wearable tech design. This mid-1980s Gentex, used by the Canadian Air Force, seamlessly integrated four essential safety and communications features: a protective fibreglass shell, drop-down sun visor, breathing mask attachment, and built-in audio system.

Made in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Head
Technology Keywords
Helmets, Visors, Audio
Marketing Keywords
Gentex Corp.
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1995.1671.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 23 2018
Last edited
November 9 2018
How to cite this entry
Gentex Corp.. (1985). "Fighter Pilot's Helmet, c. 1985
Artifact no. 1995.1671
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2878