U.S. Navy Developing an AR Underwater Helmet

Published by , June 6, 2016 5:01 am

(ZDNet) The U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center is developing an augmented reality (AR), underwater helmet. The system gives divers a real-time display of sector sonar, text messages, photographs, diagrams and AR videos. Divers can turn the HUD on and off and reposition the display data. U.S. Navy engineer Dennis Gallagher and his team at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division have completed the first phase of development of the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) after collaborating with more than 20 divers.
“Having real-time operational data enables them to be more effective and safe in their missions,” the Navy said in its release, “providing expanded situational awareness and increased accuracy in navigating to a target such as a ship, downed aircraft, or other objects of interest.”

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