Fused Reality training system could change the way the military trains soldiers
Systems Technology Inc., a leading research and development company in the engineering and aerospace sectors, has announced the release of its latest military training and evaluation technology, called Fused Reality. The technology combines augmented reality, haptics and motion controls to create a new training environment for the military sector. The company believes that this technology will bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Fused Reality can be used for a number of training purposes, such as ground vehicle training and flight evaluation.
System incorporates augmented reality to mimic real world scenarios
Fused Reality has been tested by NASA and the U.S. Air Force’s Test Pilot School at the Edwards Air Force Base. These tests were deemed “extremely” successful, giving Systems Technology to momentum needed to continue developing and, eventually, releasing the technology for use. The systems inclusion of augmented reality is noteworthy because of the increasing interest the U.S. military has been showing in the technology. Augmented reality is quickly becoming a pivotal part of future warfare and training.
Augmented reality becoming a staple in the military world
The technology is often relegated to the industries of marketing and entertainment. Few practical uses have been found for virtual reality, mostly due to the lucrative nature of using augmented reality in its favored industries. As technology developers begin to expand their use of the technology, however, they are finding that the practical uses of augmented reality are numerous. Systems Technology believes that augmented reality is much more than a new gimmick for marketing or video games and movies; it could be the key to a new future in military training.
Fused Reality to be used to train soldiers how to respond to a variety of circumstances
The Fused Reality system can be used to train soldiers on numerous ground and airborne operations. Systems Technology notes that this system can be used to train soldiers how to execute operations that could be deemed too risky for live practice, such as complex aerial maneuvers or ground movements through hostile environments. Augmented reality will play a large role in this endeavor because it will allow soldiers to stay within the real world but allow them to interact with digital obstacles.
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