Wearable Technologies for Enhanced Soldier Situational Awareness

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We present a design and functional prototype of a wearable technology for command and control of a remotely-operated ground vehicle used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. A novel interface using hand motions, gestures, and a hands-free display allows the operator to control the robot using standard military hand and arm signals. We leverage existing lightweight wearable sensing and feedback mechanisms to allow soldiers the ability to maintain situational awareness while providing instructions to their robotic squad members. This paper presents recent test results of the system and its sensors using the proposed feedback and control mechanisms.
Computer systems organization, Tactile and hand-based interfaces, Embedded and cyber-physical systems
Christopher Korpela and Amber Walker. 2018. Wearable Technologies for Enhanced Soldier Situational Awareness. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing (ICVISP 2018). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 32, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3271553.3271620