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Gregory Burnett: Air Force Explores Use of Google Glass for Tactical Operations

Air Force logoAir Force researchers are testing how Google Glass wearable display could be used by front-line military units to execute their missions, according to a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base article published Monday.

Laura McGowan writes the Air Force’s Battlefield Air Targeting Man Aided kNowledge team is exploring the use of Google’s head-mounted technology to help soldiers transmit and receive information during combat or humanitarian operationS.

“With Google Glass, we assess human performance, trying to improve the warfighter’s enhanced situational awareness,” said Gregory Burnett, Air Force Research Laboratory chief engineer for the BATMAN program.

Researchers examine how pararescue jumpers would interact with the computer when performing multiple tasks, according to McGowan.

The BATMAN team is comprised of military, civilian and contractor employees who share research findings with the Army and Navy.

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