Birmingham University Experimenting with Future Military Uses of Virtual Reality

Published by , April 24, 2016 9:05 pm

(ForcesTV) The Human Interface Technology team at Birmingham University is experimenting with the very latest in virtual reality simulations and software for military use. One use of the team’s “mixed reality” system aligns virtual world interaction with real-world interactions for medical simulations and treatment of battlefield wounds.
The team has also created virtual maps and villages to help familiarize soldiers with terrain. In the future, drones will be used to scan environments, take GPS tags and use the data to create a 3D model of the area. The models can be used to plan and train for on-the-ground battles. Looking 20 years into the future, they’re hoping to develop additional VR tools for training, and use on the battlefield.

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