Pilot's Training Glasses, c. 1980
Artifact no. 1996.0728
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1980
Creators/Contributors
Saphira (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Eyewear has long been used to shape human perception in interesting, and sometimes unexpected, ways. These unique glasses were designed to reduce the peripheral vision of pilots, so as to simulate nighttime or low-visibility flying conditions during daytime flights. The provenance of this specific pair is unknown, though it was likely used by a recreational pilot to obtain a “night rating” qualification from Canada’s transportation authority.

Made in Germany.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Eye
Technology Keywords
Glasses, Eyewear Devices
Marketing Keywords
Saphira
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1996.0728.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 23 2018
Last edited
November 9 2018
How to cite this entry
Saphira. (1980). "Pilot's Training Glasses, c. 1980
Artifact no. 1996.0728
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2879