Helmet mounted systems for augmented reality? Well…

Assessing a few helmet mounted systems today for augmented reality in-field use.

Some of them totally cool…

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, views the flightline inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission, April 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd TES will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also determine how to integrate the F-35A with other aircraft in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

…some of them not so much.

Information overload continues to be a problem for any user including the ongoing data deluge to our military fixed and rotor wing pilots who regularly use these variants of these systems.

And simplicity just isn’t going to cut it.

Additionally, hardware barriers are easy to overcome but the software still lags due to lack of high speed connection. Cellular speeds are lackluster, but the apps required to do overlay of information hogs data up real quick. Additionally, the power required to run these complex apps on hardware is huge.

Maybe I’ll just go retro.

It’s Monday so keep your head down!

@rusnivek

My former flight team smiling

After a lukewarm week, what made me smile again? This.

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Seeing my former flight team smiling on a great day in Ohio.

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University MedEvac-2 (Medina)

Yes, I knew these two jokersters when they first started with the flight program.

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Left to right: Kilo-Charlie (117KC) and Whiskey-Sierra (118WS) with Mike-Bravo (626MB) on the fins. If you know the meaning behind these tail numbers, you know what it means to me.

Yups, back in the original EC-135 and BK days.

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Lead Pilot Campos, Base Supervisor Celebrezze, and Kaito

So glad to see they now are leading their respective teams as Lead Pilot and Base Supervisor. Ahhh, great memories. Outstanding flight crews. Transition approved!

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Kaito….I mean @rusnivek

Don’t worry, I didn’t preflight this aircraft #NatlPrep

Don’t worry, I didn’t preflight this aircraft #NatlPrep

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Saturday shakas on the flight line.

Make sure your agencies are safe. Follow protocols and abide by all safety minimums.

Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

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Enjoying National Preparedness month so far?

@rusnivek

Boss went nuts on a flight – now daughter’s foolish conduct

It’s interesting on how various cultures around the world approach the delivered message.

As an example, this type of delivery would never work in the US.

Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Public Affairs Officers (PAOS) must understand significant differences when delivering messages to areas who are culturally diverse.

Your thoughts on the Korean Air President’s comment? “Daughter’s foolish conduct”

(In a few other reports, his message was translated as “Please scold me. It is my fault”)

@rusnivek

Twitter is now tracking all other apps too! Freaked out?

So…this just happened to me.

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Twitter will now track the activities from all your OTHER apps on your smart phone/tablet.

That’s right, Twitter will use:

  • your FourSquare/Swarm geolocation data to target you for ads.
  • your pictures to see what you take pictures of to target you for ads.
  • your songs to see what music you listen to so they can target you for ads
  • your Instagram photos to see who likes them so they can target ads to them.
  • your airlines apps so they can serve you targeted ads on your flights
  • your phone calls to see who/where you call so they can target ads to you/them.

You get the idea.

Yeowza Twitter.

From Twitter’s EULA: “…collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in.”

Creeped out? You know you can disable this feature through the Twitter app’s settings menu. Depending on the iOS:

  • For iOS device users: disable this through setting —> account -> privacy -> Tailor Twitter based on my apps.
  • For Android users: settings -> account -> other ->Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

I get that Twitter would like to collect data with what I do using in the Twitter app. In fact, I expect it. However, I am a bit uncomfortable with Twitter collecting info from various other apps.

Not cool Twitter. Way to be that creepy Uncle.

@rusnivek

 

Visit to London and their Air #Ambulance @LDNairamb #Helicopter

Just reminiscing about my visit to the London’s Air Ambulance with an old Flight Nurse I used to work with.

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Love London. Great town!

Maybe this type of lettering/identification marking will help onscene delineate between Public Works Road Crews vs Emergency Medicine Physicians.

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Special thanks to the flight crews from London’s Air Ambulance.

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#MyWinterVacation

@rusnivek

 

Presenting some social media magic here in Ashtabula

Did someone say “social media magic”? Heck yeah…and it’s right here in Ashtabula: the use of social media during disasters!

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Making sure we cover the entire state, we hit Columbus yesterday and today, we are setup in the farthest NE corner of Ohio, Ashtabula County.

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We are fortunate to have State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) PIO Tamara McBride (from Columbus) peek into the class and say hi to everyone.

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Leveraging our current technologies during non-emergency times will help concrete our actions and increase our communications during disasters.

Looking forward to seeing some great progress and interaction in social media.

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Additionally, it’s so nice to see old friends and colleagues from my past. Truly outstanding.

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No matter wearing my flight helmet, my hospital shirt, my fire helmet, whatever….I’m just glad to see great friends again.

@rusnivek

On-call? Ready deployment? or traveling in the next 72-hours? #Iselle #HIWx

On-call? Ready deployment? or traveling in the next 72-hours?

Traveling to/from Hawaii in the next 72 hours?

Before you go, you might want to read these flight notifications from these commercial carriers.

United Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

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Travel safe peeps.

@rusnivek