U.S. Military Tests Google Glass

Posted April 11, 2014 at 9:23am

NBC News reports that “BATMAN is working for the U.S. Air Force and could make Google Glass a regular wartime accessory.”  

“No, Bruce Wayne has not enlisted. BATMAN stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge, a research program based at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Its overarching goal is to make U.S. soldiers a little more like superheroes.”  

“’It was commissioned to build advanced wearable technologies in a wearable ensemble, so in essence, we are building a Batman suit to improve effectiveness in the battlefield,’ Gregory Burnett, chief engineer for BATMAN, told NBC News.”  

“His 13-man team is focusing on Google Glass. They purchased two pairs of the wearable computer through the Glass Explorer program, just like a civilian would, and have been researching the potential and pitfalls of the technology since last May.”