The U.S. Navy just made an 'Iron Man' esque helmet for diving
Researchers at the U.S. Navy are creating a diving helmet for the future.
The Iron Man esque helmet — called “DAVD” (Divers Augmented Vision Display) — is described as “a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) embedded directly inside of a diving helmet.”
Divers will be able to have “real-time visual display of everything,” according to the Navy’s news release.
That includes sector sonar (real-time topside view of the diver’s location and dive site), text messages, diagrams, photographs and even augmented reality videos.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) lead engineer/senior electrical engineer William Hughes III demonstrates the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DVAD) during a lab