There is probably only a small group of Mini enthusiast that will want to take these goggles on. However, I think in sectors where folks wear safety glasses or helmets anyway while operating vehicles or equipment this type of technology has great appeal.
I can very easily visualize the capability of this technology being used for a wide variety of military applications:
- Operators of any military vehicle – tank drivers, MRAP operators, Stryker crews, etc.
- Gunners inside vehicles controlling external weapon systems
- Paratroopers looking through the skin of an aircraft at a DZ
- A team sitting on the edges of a little bird
- Operators on an objective seeing the location of teammates behind barriers
- A ship’s crew managing navigational info and ship statistics
- Marine’s getting ready to assault a beach out of an ACV
The list goes on.
As always – the views in this piece are mine alone and do not represent the U.S. government, Department of Defense, United States Army, or any other organization with which I have had any association.
If you are working in this area or know someone who is – please share a comment and help us all better understand the potential as well as the challenges of this new technology.