Virtual Soldiers? Dream on, Darpa

August 15, 2003 | Source: Wired News

The Pentagon wants to digitally recreate every element of a soldier’s body, and embed it all on a chip in the soldier’s dog tags. This Virtual Soldier program could help battlefield medics make quicker, more accurate diagnoses of combat trauma and help save lives.

“Every single person in the United States will have an electronic medical record,” said Dr. Richard Satava, manager of the Virtual Soldier program and professor of surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. It would be holographic medical electronic representation, or holomer, of a person’s body. “It’ll be an animated, visual representation, based on our own anatomy, our own physiology.”