Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Smart Helmets Convey Live Information to Soldiers on the Battlefield

With ARC4 , you no longer look down to receive crucial information. Photo © Applied Research Associate

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industry tap - As smartphones have changed the way we communicate, the ARC4 will bring revolution in the manner we see and interact with the world around us.
Applied Research Associates has developed a Google Glass-like augmented reality system designed for the battlefield. ARC4 is attached to a military helmet and permits commanders to send information directly to the soldiers on the battlefield.
With this smart helmet, all the information comes directly to the soldier and is displayed over one of his or her eyes. Now he doesn’t need to look down at his 2D map or chest-worn computer. This high-tech technology will add to the safety of soldiers and will help them perform their jobs with enhanced speed and mission effectiveness.