Heads-up! Futuristic US Army helmet makes warfare look like gameplay
Gone are the days when a helmet sits passively on your head and does nothing more than protect your skull. Welcome to the new age of wearable tech.
The Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection (HEaDS-UP, geddit?) will make geeks willingly enlist, if just to get their hands on a piece of head tech.
Equipped with face-protective 9mm plating and powered by a Heads-Up Display (HUD) via an Android phone, the possibilities this interactive helmet presents are mindblowing. Imagine having your vision enhanced beyond superhuman levels, being able to identify specific threats, receive live feed from surveillance drones, and playing Candy Crush between exercises. Sold yet?
On the physical front of things, the mandible is detachable with pneumatic padding within for each individual’s comfort and to make the helmet a little less clunky. We wonder if our local armed forces have the budget to get these helmets in their next round of military purchases.
For a more accessible (if you happen to be rolling in the dough) road version, there’s the Skully P-1 for your consideration. And if you’re going to rock such a badass helmet, you might as well get a bike to match.