US Military

Photo credit: Edgar Rojas Muñoz/Purdue University

By Laura Lovett 01:31 pm September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...

Photo Credit: Richard Eldridge/US Air Force

By Laura Lovett 03:31 pm August 29, 2018
Philips Healthcare is turning its attention to military technology, as the Andover, Massachusetts-based company announced this morning that it would be entering into a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement with the US Air Force Research Laboratory for its Battlefield Airmen Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK) system, for an undisclosed sum.  The technology employs wearable sensors that...
By Laura Lovett 01:24 pm August 7, 2018
The pentagon is clamping down on wearable fitness devices, following a discovery in January that troop’s secret or confidential locations were revealed by a fitness heat map.   The new restriction means that military personal deployed in operational areas will not be allowed to use wearable trackers or smartphone apps, government issued or otherwise, that can identify their location.  “The...