HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield

From its use in North American universities, bringing fairy tales to life, and even car development, Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headset has seen many uses across the world. A new report out by the Verge, however, now shows that Microsoft's HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield, as a war helmet.

HoloLens Battlefield Helmet (Image via The Verge)
HoloLens Battlefield Helmet (Image via The Verge)

The new use of the HoloLens comes from the minds at a Ukrainian based company which goes by the name of LipadArmor. According to sources cited by The Verge, the company reportedly has come up with a way to include the Microsoft HoloLens inside the helmet, for use by tank commanders. While still a concept, the HoloLens and tank system works in conjunction with a series of cameras on the side of the tank, which has a feed that is relayed to the HoloLens helmet and then displayed as a full angle true to life view to the user of the headset. Amazingly, and almost like a video game,  target tracking, and the ability to highlight both the enemy and allied soldiers are also features of the HoloLens helmet.

If you were a HoloLens developer, how would you use the device? As always, please do let us know what you think by dropping us a comment in the section below.

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