An Auto Darkening Welding Helmet allows a worker with one hand to see through the shaded glass until the instant the welder starts making light, then the glass darkens to protect his eyes without ever dropping the welder. Otherwise, the worker would need to use his one arm to lift his welding helmet when lining up the parts.
Welding with one hand? Workers with an arm, shoulder or hand injury may not be able to use a second hand to stabilize the stinger while welding. One of the best ways to improve control is to use an auto-darkening helmet. When you don’t need to jerk your head to drop the welding helmet into place, your hand does not move away from the intended starting position.
This helmet would make welding more difficult for a worker with low vision. Sometimes, and accommodation for one condition has negative impacts on other human factors. It is the balance and challenge required when recommending assistive technology.
Workers with common conditions such as these would benefit from an Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet: Fused Vertebrae, Headache, Neck Injury, Vertigo, Whiplash, Arm Amputation.