Smart Helmets Convey Live Information to Soldiers on the Battlefield

By: | July 12th, 2014

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.

The ARC4 system can share the location of enemies, satellite footage and mission objectives

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.

Here are some of its features:

  • ARC4 system is designed in the way that it fits onto a helmet and give live updates
  • The ARC4 software is very flexible; it renders AR information on any wearable see-through display.
  • This ARC4 system is really smart as it can track accurately where a user is looking and can adjust the display accordingly.
  • It can even be used to overlay maps onto soldier’s vision

This gadget is not only limited to military, but is ideal for anyone who wants to visualize, create, and share heads-up information.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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