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First Holographic Patients Helping Train Medical Students

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If you were to walk into a classroom of medical students, you would expect to see them borrowed into their notebooks. Well nowadays, you...
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Military Simulation: More Innovation Required

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The US Army seeks new enabling technologies in augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality for future Army simulation and mission rehearsal systems for...
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Microsoft Expects HoloLens to Disappoint Soldiers

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Microsoft and the Pentagon's project to develop a HoloLens-based mixed reality headset for the military has not gone smoothly as expected. A contract worth up...
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Using MR and Robotics, Researchers Connect Man and Machine

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Engineering has created devices with advanced capabilities over the past few decades. A capability that has recently been significantly enhanced is known as "spatial...
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Fate of Software Giant’s Flagship Project Questioned

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Controversy over the fate of an advanced headset project for the US Army, combining high-resolution night, thermal, and soldier-borne sensors. While a report by Business...

APC Crew Can Now Have Unprecedented Visibility of Battlefield

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A game-changer situational awareness system for combat vehicles is being developed by Defensphere, an Estonian-Croatian company. The Vegvisir system is designed to provide armored...
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Next-Generation Pilot Training System Unveiled

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A next-generation virtual reality and mixed reality (VR and MR) headset is dubbed a game-changer in enhanced pilot training. The XTAL 3 VR and...

Metaverse – Expect Wealth of Commercial and Military Applications

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This year, the Oculus Virtual Reality app by Facebook (now: Meta) was the most downloaded application on Apple’s App Store on December 25, suggesting...
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Visualizing Chemical Threats – New Capability

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Tools that see and sense harmful Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) substances are important for alerting military troops before anyone is hurt. The...

Watch This Immersive Cockpit Experience

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As physical pilot training gets more expensive, the combination of a physical, fully-functioning F-16 cockpit replica, with a wide field of view provided by...
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Tech Giant’s Headset System to Be Deployed Soon

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07Feedback from soldiers has been helping to develop an advanced technology. The United States military and Microsoft have been working together over the last...

Technological Enhancement for Divers’ Underwater Tasks

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The US Navy has teamed with NASA to test next-generation helmet upgrades. The Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has funded the development and...

COVID-19 Constraints – Mixed Reality Tech Being Tested for Airports

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Large industrial operators are keen to understand how to maintain the integrity of their electricity network to the highest standard while operating in an...
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New Training Solution – At the Tip of Your Fingers

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Training and simulation in both the civilian and military realms use virtual reality (VR) in order to simulate realistic scenarios.  Current VR headsets use tracked...
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Battlefield Through Future Combatant Eyes

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Up-to-date information on the battlefield can provide life-saving time during a mission. A new system will give American combatants a mixed reality view of...
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Mixed-Reality Solution to Support Vessel Maintenance

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The Royal Canadian Navy is seeking new ways to leverage emerging technologies in order to enhance performance alongside and at sea. A new software...
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Mixed Reality Simulates Intense Battle Conditions

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The British military will trial Virtual Reality (VR) headsets that can create intense battle conditions and Mixed Reality (MR) for soldiers. The headsets simulate...
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First-of-its-Kind AI Processor Developed

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The first artificial intelligence processor that is a deep neural-network accelerator, delivering both high operational capability and high energy conversion efficiency for a full...
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Simulation Technology – Next Generation

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The AR/VR defense market will be worth $1.79 billion by 2025, up from $511 million last year, according to a Research and Markets report....
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Fighter Jet Technology Applied in Tank

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Tanks are large, lethal vehicles surrounding their crews with layers of thick steel, composite, and even uranium armor. All of that protection makes it...
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Mixed Reality Tech Enhances SEALs Naval Capabilities

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Augmented reality is a combination of computer-generated images partially overlaid on a real-world view. In particular, augmented reality works well in maintenance applications. In...
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Marksmen to Train on Virtual Avatar Targets

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A new Head Mounted Display (HMD) and Augmented Reality (AR) software app will enable U.S. Army Basic Rifleman Marksmanship training to replace traditional silhouette...

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UAV Traffic Test Sees 5,000 Drones Self-Fly Safely

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Researchers at Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) reached a groundbreaking milestone in drone technology – they have both created the world’s first self-organizing drone...