Aug Light + Bite Light

Snap-on + SCAD

Can you read 3-point font? In the dark? On a greasy wire? While crawling up inside a tractor?

Many professionals who work in the automotive, aviation, marine, and construction industries must do this every day. Roughly 60% of these workers use prescription lenses and cannot perform their jobs without seeing properly.

The Auglight is an augmented reality tool that allows workers to see, record, photograph, and communicate with co-workers and clients through video and sound while on the job.

The lenses on this set can be made to prescription and exchanged every week using Snap-On’s existing tool repair and exchange trucks.

Stereoscopic cameras installed in its frame provide 3D zoom to help the user identify and record serial numbers and parts.

The hinged screens can be stowed away to the sides to allow clear vision without having to take the glasses off. This helps the worker avoid losing and dropping the glasses and allows him or her to continue working unimpaired.

The Bite Light was created to allow workers to use both hands while illuminating their work space. The most intuitive and common practice is to bite the light.

Responsible for sketching, modelling, prototyping, concept development, electronics. Lead Designer for Aug Light.

Project Duration: 10 Weeks

The hinged screens can be stowed away to the sides to allow clear vision without having to take the glasses off. This helps the worker avoid losing and dropping the glasses and allows him or her to continue working unimpaired. It is accessible and unobtrusive.

Physical Prototype. Testing for clearance and comfort

Workers pointed to the fact that the lack of proper lighting is a major problem in their industry. Lack of lighting results in time lost, mistakes and accidents. 

For the company, this translates to profit loss and worker  injury.

The AugLight is able to detect parts, give instructions, communicate with co-workers and clients via video and voice, record and send video and photographs and zoom in 3D using its stereoscopic cameras.

After 400+ concepts, the team selected these as the best candidates for further exploration

Personal sketches that led to final designs