Ocular Prosthetic, 1949
Artifact no. 2001.0261
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1949
Creators/Contributors
American Optical Corporation (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
These ocular prosthetics demonstrate well the importance of form and function in wearable tech design. Custom-moulded to fit the exact contours of the wearer’s eye socket, these prosthetics were hand-detailed to visually replicate the wearer’s original (biological) eyes. They also performed a number of significant physiological functions, including preventing the collapse of the remaining soft tissue in the eye socket, preventing eyelids and lashes from turning in, and facilitating the proper circulation of tears to clean and lubricate the socket and lids.

Made in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Eye
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=2001.0261.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 30 2018
Last edited
June 16 2018
How to cite this entry
American Optical Corporation. (1949). "Ocular Prosthetic, 1949
Artifact no. 2001.0261
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2896