For soldiers, a wearable data hub managed via smart phone

For soldiers, a wearable data hub managed via smart phone

QinetiQ North America has unveiled a device it describes as a lightweight wearable hub through which soldiers could manage multiple battlefield systems and peripheral devices.

With the Integrated Warrior System (IWS), the company announced, a “warfighter can plug-and-play a wide variety of peripherals,” including smart phones, computers, mission-critical software applications and gunfire detection systems. The system can be managed through a single device, such as a smart phone, tablet or tactical computer.

The system improves situational awareness, the company said, providing the soldier on the battlefield a lot more immediate data and the means to sort through it, “by creating a personal area network for the warfighter.”

Full Story: For soldiers, a wearable data hub managed via smart phone