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Honeywell Developing Technology to Protect Troops on the Battlefield
Honeywell is developing technology for the U.S. Army’s Augmented Cognition (AugCog) program that will keep U.S. troops safer by improving the capability to process information and perform on the battlefield in stressful environments. The company’s AugCog technology will identify soldiers facing information overload and prompt real-time tactical changes by allowing commanders to redirect that information and any required action to other soldiers. The portable system uses body-mounted electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors to monitor cognitive activity in the brain and blood flow in the body. Brain pattern and heart rate data from system-equipped soldiers will be transmitted wirelessly to commanders in real-time to improve overall battlefield information management and decision-making.
“In the future, technology advances will force networked soldiers to have greater information processing responsibilities than ever before,” said Bob Smith, vice president of Advanced Technology, Honeywell Aerospace. “We are developing our augmented cognition technology to help soldiers and commanders manage the increasing barrage of data that exists on the net-centric battlefield. AugCog is going to help keep Americans safer during demanding combat missions.”
Honeywell successfully integrated its Augmented Cognition system with the Future Force Warrior system at the Army’s On-The-Move event at Fort Dix this summer. Honeywell has received multiple AugCog-related development contracts totaling nearly $10 million.