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I/ITSEC 2016: Saab Training unveils WE:Go

01st December 2016 - 11:56 by Trevor Nash in Orlando

I/ITSEC 2016: Saab Training unveils WE:Go

The After Action Review (AAR) has always been part of the live training process. This normally is aimed at sub-unit and platoon commanders, but Saab has used I/ITSEC 2016 to unveil its new WE:Go app that works in conjunction with the company’s Gamer instrumented training system.

WE:Go takes the AAR process a stage further by focusing on each soldier’s activities during the exercise. Gamer automatically exports individual data to an app on a smart phone or tablet. The app shows the participant’s positions, rounds fired, number of hits and misses, movements and any wounds received during the exercise.

The new Android app also shows how far the individual has walked, how many calories have been burned and even has the ability to show the weather.

Other data, such as that obtained from video cameras, can also be shown on the smart device.

‘High-fidelity training is essential to build a soldier’s confidence,’ said Åsa Thegström, head of Saab’s Training & Simulation business unit. ‘With WE:Go's ability to deliver individual results to each soldier, he or she can reach that level of confidence sooner than ever.

‘Saab believes that this app will increase soldier motivation and make exercise follow-up more effective and rewarding.’

Bjorn Linderö, a senior engineer at Saab Training & Simulation told Shephard that, ‘WE:Go follows the concept of the sports watch whereby data can be provided to the individual to improve their performance.’

For more from I/ITSEC 2016, see our dedicated news page.

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