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Microsoft’s Combat Goggles Testing is not Going Well, as per Leaked Reports

Microsfot Augmented Combat Goggles

According to leaked sources, US soldiers dislike Microsoft’s augmented reality Hololens glasses, leaks say it causes headaches, eyestrain, and nausea, and may even kill them on the battlefield.

Last month, it was announced that Microsoft’s high-tech combat goggles would have their first batch of testing in the field. However, as per Bloomberg, the testing is not progressing as planned because soldiers have complained of “mission-affecting physical impairments,” and data reveals that wearing the goggles can cause headaches, nausea, and eyestrain.

In a summary report compiled by the Pentagon’s testing office, acceptance “remains low,” with soldiers claiming that it does not “contribute to their ability to complete their mission.”

One tester told Insider that “the devices would have gotten us killed,” referring to the light projected by the goggles’ head-up display, which may signal opposing forces to the wearer’s position.

As per Brigadier General Christopher D. Schneider: 

“The emerging results indicate that the program achieved success in most of the Army evaluation criteria,” and added “However, the results also identified areas where IVAS fell short and needs additional improvements, which the Army will address.”

As per reports, more than 80% of soldiers who had discomfort experienced symptoms after less than three hours of using Microsoft’s HoloLens goggles, and the system is still facing too many failures of essential functions.