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BlueShark: where the US Navy dreams up the battleship interfaces of tomorrow

26
Jan
2014

In Washington, DC and Marina Del Ray, CA, two parallel laboratories are using virtual reality headsets to help the Navy dream up the next generation of interfaces. According to Mark Bolas, one of the USC project directors, VR is the place where the Navy can reach out and touch user interfaces which might not be practical to build this decade, let alone this year, because technologies like holographic displays dont yet exist at scale. In the picture above, according to the Office of Naval Research, a Marine is directing a virtual UAV to fly over a point of interest while gazing into the Rift and using a real touchscreen display.

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