you're a soldier in Baghdad, don't speak Arabic and you
must shout a command to a pack of angry-looking insurgents:
"Drop your weapons!" You could fire warning shots, or take
out a handheld computer and use a stylus to scroll through
a list of preprogrammed phrases on a touchscreen and then
flip the device around to show enemy combatants the command
in Arabic. Not what you want to do in a hostile
situation or combat zone.
MilTrans VRT is THE eyes-free, hands-free solution.
It stands alone; MICH/ACH Integrated.
Applications include providing instructions during force
protection, house/vehicle searches, combat patrol, civil
aid missions, entry control duty, basic medical triage,
ship boarding and prison control.
MilTrans VRT is produced by IWT, a Fremont, CA-based company,
that specializes in the development and production of miniaturized
speech recognition devices that work in high noise environments.
IWT was founded in 1992 by Silicon Valley pioneer John H.
Hall, who developed the first successful electronic watch,
the first computerized heart pacemaker, the first radiation-hardened
computer and other civilian and defense electronics systems.
The 11-ounce VRT was developed over the past 12 years with
National Institute of Justice and Defense Department funding
and has been field tested, receiving strong positive feedback
from Police, Green Berets, SEALs, Rangers, Marines, USCG
personnel and others in combat deployment and law enforcement
IWT continues to develop speech recognition
technology in the advancement of miniaturized tools for
military, medical, and law enforcement personnel facing
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