New-age binoculars to help soldiers detect danger

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London, June 25 : Soldiers are believed to be equipped with an inherent ability to detect approaching signs of danger, but looking through a binocular limits their field of vision.

So, in order to keep a sharp eye on events other than the field of vision of the binoculars, Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has decided to provide soldiers with smart binoculars, which have a wide-angle imaging system.

Developed by Northrop Grumman, this system would be able to focus light from a 120-degree field onto high-resolution detectors, which will then transmit signals to image-processing software.

When the soldiers look through the goggles, the scalp electrodes in a helmet would tell how their brains react to various objects. This would train the system to know what constitutes a threat.

Ultimately, the system would be able to automatically scan scenes and identify threats while the soldier would investigate individual targets.

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