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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Microsoft Hololens And The Israeli Army

Israeli Army Prepares Augmented Reality for Battlefield Duty

Gwen Ackerman and Dina Bass | August 15, 2016



If Pokemon Go achieved one thing, it was showing the world that augmented reality technologies are ready for the mainstream. Israel’s military thinks AR is ready for another use: battlefield training.
The Israeli army’s C2 Systems Department recently purchased two HoloLens glasses from Microsoft Corp. The commander of the head programming department, Major Rotem Bashi, intends to develop the technology to improve battlefield strategy and train field personnel. And quickly: He intends for HoloLens to be used on active duty within months.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-15/microsoft-s-hololens-technology-adopted-by-israeli-military
"HoloLens users: rejoice! Fighting with your eyeglasses while wearing a HoloLens device will be a thing of the past, thanks to an insert developed by New York lens manufacturer Rochester Optical." Source: https://www.thurrott.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/HoloLens-Insert-In-Full-Device.jpg

<more at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-15/microsoft-s-hololens-technology-adopted-by-israeli-military; related articles and links: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218769-microsoft-lays-off-israeli-hololens-team-shifts-focus-to-us-development (Microsoft lays off Israeli HoloLens team, shifts focus to US development. December 1, 2015) and http://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/israel-army-microsoft-hololens-battlefield-training/ (Israel Using Microsoft's Hololens to Help Soldiers on Battlefield, Train Personnel. August 15, 2016)>

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