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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:06 pm | Updated: 1:35 pm, Wed Apr 30, 2014.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Google Glass may become the latest accessory on the battlefield as Air Force researchers explore how the wearable computers can make their airmen more effective.

Researchers at the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson have tested Google Glass, essentially a wearable computer on an eyeglass frame, to see if it can improve performance, said Gregory M. Burnett, chief engineer of the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge lab, otherwise known as BATMAN.

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