Polyethylene Corset, 1967
Artifact no. 2004.0099
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1967
Creators/Contributors
L’Hôpital Sainte-Justine (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Historically speaking, wearable technology has been as much an exploration of materials as it has been of functions. This corset, made out of stiff yet mouldable polyethylene plastic, was designed to provide torso support for polio patients during recovery and therapy. This corset was made at the Hospital Ste-Justine in Montreal for a young patient to provide support and mobility during treatment.

Made in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Spine Torso
Technology Keywords
Corsets
Marketing Keywords
L’Hôpital Sainte-Justine
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=2004.0099.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 23 2018
Last edited
June 14 2018
How to cite this entry
L’Hôpital Sainte-Justine. (1967). "Polyethylene Corset, 1967
Artifact no. 2004.0099
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2880