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USMC Eyes Biosensing Tech to Monitor Marines’ Physiological Status, Readiness

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a request for information on wearable devices with a biosensor as the service branch looks to customize training programs and increase the operational performance of troops, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. USMC wants to determine the potential of biosensing technology-equipped wristbands, chest straps, watches or T-shirts to collect and transmit physiological data as part of human performance augmentation efforts.

Manny Pacheco, a Marine Corps Systems Command spokesman, was quoted as saying that USMC would explore approaches to address operational security concerns that may arise. The Department of Defense banned the use of devices, applications and services with geolocation technology at operational military areas.

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