The need to understand someone’s well-being will be the driving force for the technology

Modern technology has made life easier. Or has it? We have all seen the smartphone user walking with their heads down oblivious to everything going on around them. There only worry is will they get another like or share on their latest social media post forgetting about the real person standing in front of them.

We all know how consuming this addiction to social networking and digital media can be. Communication overload running 24/7. With this constant need for speed and social acceptance how is it affecting our personal and our professional lives? How is affecting our performance and our health?

A similar issue faces our military personnel who are now equipped with the latest tablets and handheld devices to help them do their jobs.

These gadgets ease comms and improve situational awareness. However, the trade-off is the increase in cognitive burden on the individual and the consequences for momentary distractions in combat where lives are at stake.

So, what if there was a way to control military equipment with the power of thought alone?!

Please take a moment to read this amazing interview by Rebecca Clark Assistant Editor at Soldier Magazine. I am so proud to be a special project partner with Ultra Electronics and the work we are doing in the Defence and Security Sector. Watch this space!