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iCandy: Tech for the Hands, Eyes, and Body

Touch and see what isn’t really there

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Photo: Susannah Ireland/eyevine/Redux
An engineer at the BAE Systems plant in Rochester, England, is shown wearing the same helmet that pilots of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet will wear in combat. A suite of sensors projects images right onto the visor, giving the pilot a 360-degree view in all directions and putting vital information—such as the location of enemy aircraft or missiles and his own heading, speed, and elevation—right before his eyes.

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