Wearable Computers

The U.S. Marine in the picture is about to repair a tracked vehicle. He is looking at a projected computer display, and there is a maintenance database in the computer at his belt.

A mouse wouldn't be practical, so menu selection is done with a rotary dial, and a pushbutton.

The picture actually shows a working ARPA prototype. The project is aiming for a family of products, weighing 2 to 4 pounds. Some will have a 1024 x 1024 color display, wireless data and audio communications, and speech recognition.

Last modified: 31 August 1995

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