australia af jerThe future just got a little closer thanks to an Augmented Reality Visualisation (ARV) demonstration at the Russell Convention Centre on October 25. Conducted as an initiative of Jericho Dawn, in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) and Saab Australia, the event highlighted the potential Defence applications of ARV through a demonstration of holographic software developed by Saab Australia and the Microsoft HoloLens.

Resembling a cross between normal reading glasses and ski goggles, the HoloLens is a commercial, untethered and self-contained wearable device that allows a user to visualise holographic images and participate in ARV. “Augmented reality technology is evolving and this demonstration aims to increase awareness and interest in how ARV can be adapted and used for future Defence applications - either for planning or training,” said DST Group scientist and team leader, Mr Kevin McDonald. “Specifically the scenario and simulations explored today show the utility this technology can have on our decision making models and behaviour in certain situations, and how they can shape and aid our responses to threats.” Over 50 Defence and industry personal attended the invitation only event and participated first hand in various ARV simulations. Read More