On 14 and 15 May, JISR Service Line staff, conducted a technical demonstration by using Augmented Reality (AR) technology (Google Glasses) at the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Rome, ITA.
The demonstration is part of the EYE CATCH project, a Subject Matter Expertise Service provision activity with the Italian MoD in the area of dismounted soldiers situational awareness enhancement using sensors and ISR technology. The demo was executed during a workshop organized by the ITA MOD on the application of Agile Software development methodology for military applications.
The Agency team demonstrated how AR glasses, connected to a soldier C2 handheld device, could enhance dismounted soldier situational awareness in case where he's fully engaged in a tactical situation (i.e. hands on his weapon). The demo showed the feasibility of displaying NATO JocWatch selected data and events on a soldier AR glasses, connected to his handheld Android-based device, so to alert him.