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US Army adopting IV AS technology to tackle COVID-19

28th April 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


US Army Futures Command has started using a prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IV AS) to rapidly assess the temperature of hundreds of soldiers, in order to identify potential symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Groups of 200-300 soldiers were instructed to walk through a processing centre at Fort Benning, Georgia where they then paused for five seconds facing a soldier wearing the IV AS goggle with sensors which detect the forehead and inner eye temperature.

IV AS is a high-speed goggle designed by Microsoft. It uses the company’s HoloLens with a HUD which enhances the user’s situational awareness.

The use of IV AS to fight coronavirus has not impacted the schedule for the wider integration of the system into the US military. It is expected to be fielded to troops in Q4 of FY2021.

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