Researchers look into helping warfighters communicate silently in the field by decoding their brain waves

Dec. 10, 2020
The Army wants a machine that can provide feedback to soldier’s brains to enable them to take corrective action before something takes place -- a capability that could protect the health of the warfighter.

WASHINGTON – A breakthrough in decoding brain signals could be the first step toward a future where soldiers silently communicate using brain waves during operations. reports. Continue reading original article

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10 Dec. 2020 -- Research funded by the U.S. Army Research Office in Adelphi, Md., seeks to enable a brain-decoding machine to provide feedback to soldiers so they can take corrective action to protect their health.

The brain puts out stress and fatigue signals before someone actually realizes he is stressed or tired, thus letting troops know when they should take a break.

Another potential future use is silent communications. Researchers could build on the research to enable the brain and computers to communicate so soldiers can talk silently in the field via a computer.

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