Monday, May 23, 2011

Wearable Computer for Indian soldiers

WAM New Delhi, 29th Jan. 2011 (WAM) -- India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on a wearable computer for soldiers.

The computer would have many useful applications, offering connectivity to soldiers in a group or with command headquarters. In case of a problem, like a missing soldier, the computer would help in locating him and his unit.

In tough, inhospitable terrains, the computer could also have GPS locators.

There are thousands of applications that in fact can be there depending upon the requirements.

A prototype of the Wearable Computer was displayed at the Indian Science Congress held in the southern Indian city of Chennai recently.

The device was capable of carrying out scores of applications like Situation Awareness, Command Control, Navigation, Sensor Data Processing, Video and Voice Streaming.

DRDO has successfully developed computer software for Indian Air Force's SU 30 MKI's aircraft, missiles and other combat systems.