Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
Posted @ 12/10/2015 10:14 AM
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of wearables: they need more precise, lighter technology with longer battery life than the consumer wearable market. Here are some of DARPA's investments in wearables.
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Wearables, such as smartwatches, have become much more popular commercially just within the past year or so. Now, the US military is looking to expand on the wearables market for use with our armed forces. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking into equipping troops with physiological data, such as hydration levels, stress readings, or data regarding cognitive fatigue, along with heart rate and location tracking. DARPA also wants to make wearables thinner and lighter with long battery life to better suit soldiers in the field. This new tech would help personnel in making better decisions for our troops, which could then help save lives.