recon mod live
ALPINE SKI GOGGLE heads-up display

recon MOD LIVE REPRESENTS A STRATEGIC PRODUCT EVOLUTION FOR RECON INSTRUMENTS.  EVERYTHING THAT WAS LEARNT FROM DEVELOPING, TESTING AND USING RECON'S FOUNDATION PRODUCT, THE ZEAL TRANSCEND, WAS re-evaluated and improved for THE SECOND GENERATION PRODUCT. 

MOD is an acronym for Micro-Optics-Display, but it also represents a modular product strategy.  The MOD Live is designed to be easily integrated with compatible Recon-Ready Ski-Goggle designs from different brands.  The system utilizes simple mechanical integration features that allow the user to install/uninstall or upgrade the unit from their goggles without tools.  The user can also choose to change their Recon-Ready compatible goggle, and take the MOD Live unit with them from season to season.

new features

Some of the new mechanical features of MOD Live include an integrated user adjustable optic alignment, and a separate wrist worn Bluetooth remote that interfaces with the goggle display.

The overall product size was optimized for ergonomic constraints, ski goggle lens base curves, battery life, and safety.  

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

The MOD Live is a companion product that enhances an existing product category.  With this in mind, the industrial design balances the mechanical and ergonomic requirements with a form that projects purposeful sophistication, stealth, and ruggedized durability.

The Remote is an extension of the core system and reflects the same product family design language.  The large tactile keypad was designed to be intuitive and easy to use for gloved operation.

ENGINEERED ENCLOSURES

The electronics are protected from the elements inside sealed enclosures that utilize engineering grade plastic resins rated for impact resistance, temperature extremes, UV exposure and chemical resistance.

ACTIVITIES \\

  • Team lead for mechanical and industrial design teams
  • Partner integration collaboration
  • Industrial design concepts
  • Detailed CAD specification
  • DFM reviews
  • Branding specification
  • Design integration support and feedback
  • Prototyping
  • User testing
  • Mechanical testing and validation

DELIVERABLES \\

  • Commercial product
  • The same mechanical hardware has serviced 5 product generations.