HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield

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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.

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