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Is the military developing underwear that thinks?

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Author's Note

Although I didn't find anything about the potential invasion of privacy when it comes to military-issued "thinking underwear," it's one of the first things that comes to mind for me. Will this underwear be able to tell things about a soldier that would be just a little too personal? And some of the things that the Army proposes to use it for, such as assisting with training or job placement, might cause controversy if their conclusions go against the soldier's convictions about his own abilities. I guess we'll see what happens when these amazing undergarments are completed.

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Sources

  • Barrie, Allison. "Thinking underwear for warriors." Fox News. Jan. 19, 2012. (July 2, 2012)http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/19/thinking-underwear-for-warriors/
  • Meinhold, Bridgette. "U.S. Military Develops High-Tech Undies to Monitor Soldier's Vitals." Ecoterre. Jan. 26, 2012. (July 2, 2012)http://www.ecouterre.com/u-s-military-develops-smart-undies-to-monitor-soldiers-vitals-during-combat/
  • Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer. "A Wear-and-Forget Physiological Monitoring System." 2003. (July 2, 2012)http://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/266681
  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. "USAMRMC Products Portfolio 11." 2012. (July 2, 2012)https://mrmc.amedd.army.mil/assets/docs/about/Products_Portfolio_11.pdf
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