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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Military And Virtual Reality (VR)

Army Immerses Soldiers in a Virtual Reality Dome

Mark Pomerleau | February 26, 2016

The Army is opening a new virtual reality dome said to better enable the studying of the impacts of real-world operational situations on soldiers’ cognitive abilities and performance.
The dome, developed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, will provide a 180-degree horizontal field using high-density front-projection to create an immersive world modeled after real locations, the Army said in a release.

Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities
Natick's new virtual reality dome will enable researchers to assess the impact of the environment on Soldier cognition, including decision-making, spatial memory or wayfinding. Researchers will also be able to assess the impact of new equipment on cognitive abilities. Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities. February 24, 2016) and (The military is becoming immersed in virtual training. December 12, 2014)>

1 comment:

  1. Virtual reality has been adopted by the military – this includes all three services (army, navy and air force) – where it is used for training purposes.

    Virtual reality simulation