Welder's Safety Goggles, c. 1920
Artifact no. 1992.1515
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1920
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Augmented reality is often defined by the ability to change a viewer’s perception of reality through the overlaying of digital information. Yet there are many cases where non-digital technologies have also been used to augment a viewer’s perception of reality so as to adjust and/or limit exposure to elements of a ‘live” event. These welder’s safety goggles are an interesting case in point. Developed to protect the eyes of welders from sparks and debris, they were also fitted with amber-hued lenses to filter out excessive blue light (preventing the damaging light of “welder’s flash”) and increase visibility in low-light environments, such as during a power outage.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Eye
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1992.1515.001

Date archived
April 6 2018
Last edited
June 16 2018
How to cite this entry
(1920). "Welder's Safety Goggles, c. 1920
Artifact no. 1992.1515
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2917