U.S. Army getting Fallout-style wrist-mounted displays

Fans of the post-apocalyptic video game series Fallout will instantly recognize what this trooper is wearing: a wrist-mounted computer similar to the Pip-Boy 3000 seen in the game. The Pip-Boy is your best friend in the wasteland, helping you survive the harsh world — in reality, it could do the same for soldiers. At least, that’s the hope. The displays, produced by Universal Display in cooperation with two other companies, are designed to display mission-pertinent data to the wearer. In theory, the more a soldier knows the better he performs, and being able to know everything he needs with a glance at his wrist could thus aid him greatly.

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