Some sort of personal protective equipment is a part of the everyday workwear in most industrial jobs. At the lightest form, it may be just thin gloves or lightweight safety glasses, in its heaviest, you’re protected from head to toe with a helmet, goggles, earmuffs, thick gloves, and more. Adding a pair of smartglasses to this may feel slightly complicated.

But here’s the secret to share: there’s a wide range of smartglasses out there today – you can most likely find a pair that fits with the protective gear you’re wearing.

We made a short one-minute video to give you a glimpse of how things work. Here you go:

Just a few tips on how smartglasses with safety gear:

  • Monocular smartglasses with an extended arm can be attached to a helmet and work also with safety goggles,
  • Monoculars can be equipped with clips that you can attach to your earmuffs so that they are comfortable to wear and don’t cause extra pressure to your temples under the muffs.
  • Some monoculars have safety glasses integrated into them, making them lightweight and easy to wear.
  • Binoculars are often larger and heavier, but devices that are meant for enterprise use often fit underneath a helmet for example and can be fitted with another pair of (safety)glasses as well.

How to plan AR smartglasses deployment

Here’s a few more tips. When you are planning your own project, remember to start with the people. A prerequisite of a successful smartglasses deployment is knowing the user and how and where they use smartglasses in the project in order to be able to pick the right match. Also, with a bit of preplanning, you can carry out an industrial augmented reality pilot so that you can easily switch to another type of device if the first choice does not work for you.


More info: check this blog also, about choosing the right device type.

We’re happy to help you find the perfect fit of devices and PPE for your projects. Book a meeting with us and let’s plan together!