“Smart” vests could protect soldiers, first responders

A vibrating vest that writes messages on its wearer’s back is being tested by researchers in the US. In future, it could be used to send important commands to soldiers or fire-fighters, warning them of imminent danger when ordinary radios cannot be used, for example….Commands sent from the computer are translated into patterns “displayed” – like Braille-on-the-back – by the vibrating motors. The wearer’s back was chosen to receive messages because it is a relatively large area that is also less likely to sustain damage.

Read this article from New Scientist with commentary from ZDNet

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