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US Navy develops DAVD HUD for augmented reality underwater

The US Navy recently announced its latest research program involving a Divers Augmented Vision Display which is capable of using augmented reality on a head-up display. The US Navy is hopeful that the new gadget will help in streamlining the underwater activity of the professionals.

US Navy develops DAVD HUD for augmented reality underwater

The device will also increase the safety and efficiency of divers in the line of duty. It is to be noted that diving is full of fun, but a degree of clumsiness and isolation is associated with it. The field of view is narrowed down by standard masks and the neoprene gloves hinder precision.

The underwater head-up display (HUD) prototype developed by the US Navy allows divers to check their location and tap into sonar data by looking straight ahead. It will end the need for a smartwatch display.

The leader of the research team, Dennis Gallagher, says that "a capability similar to something from an Iron Man movie" is in store to those who will use the new helmet. In simple words we can say that it is possible to view all the relevant information "within the helmet."

Surface sources will be able to send out information to the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD). In future, the device could bring sonar sensors mounted on the helmet, making it even easier to collect and display info.

The team is building the prototype at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. It is expected that this one-of-a-kind product would soon be used for both rescue as well as military activities.