Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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About 700 U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan begin testing something called the Soldier Body Unit this month. It's a series of sensors designed to measure the impact of explosions, like bomb blasts, on a soldier's head and body. They'll detect what's happening within the body during a blast, and could possibly help detects symptoms of health issues. Later on, the data could be used for research outside the military. Plus, the Twitter Olympic Medal Ceremony.

New body units offer info on effects of blasts on soldiers

The U.S. military is experimenting with new ways to gather data to help personnel in short-term and long-term.
Posted In: Army, military, sensors, Twitter, Olympics

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