Accession Number:

ADA523883

Title:

BrainPort Technology Tongue Interface Characterization Tactical Underwater Navigation System (TUNS)

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Nov 2006-Jun 2008

Corporate Author:

WICAB INC MIDDLETON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Broad Agency Announcement Number 06-19 allowed for Wicab Inc. to develop a Tactical Underwater Navigation System TUNS. The scope of this project is to develop a 1-inch square, thin module to be worn on the tongue, providing tactile information to the wearer via electrical stimulation of a high density matrix of electrodes embedded in the module. The tongue module can be programmed and used by divers PJs or pilots to provide orientation cues when visibility is degraded or absent. It is less bulky than the current display technology computers and handheld devices, reducing the burden, and allowing the warfighter more hands free mobility. The TUNS device has the potential to save lives in certain situations, where visibility is limited and time is of the essence.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE