Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Aug 1, 2012

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.

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New body units offer info on effects of blasts on soldiers

Aug 1, 2012
The U.S. military is experimenting with new ways to gather data to help personnel in short-term and long-term.

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.

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