RLE researchers have developed light-detecting fibers that, when weaved into a web, act as a flexible camera. Fabric composed of these fibers could be joined to a computer that could provide information on a small display screen attached to a visor, providing the soldier greater awareness of his surroundings. The researchers, led by Professor Yoel Fink of RLE, emphasize that while such an application and others like it are still only dreams, work is rapidly progressing on developing fabrics capable of capturing images. «more»

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Professor Yoel Fink

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