Army Surgeons to Get Augmented Reality Support in the Field


Military surgeons will soon be getting augmented reality (AR) support in the field, with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today launching a new contract for the cutting edge tech.

The “digital platform” sought will let military medical teams “visualise annotations or directions overlaid onto the real-time surgical field by the advising surgeon”.

The MoD has some particular requirements for the platform, but a limited budget: it is setting aside between £1 million-£1.4 million, a notice published today shows.

The kit’s network needs to be encrypted, easily replaceable, and supporting hardware needs to be commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), the MoD said. The two-year contract

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