A new helmet-based sensor that can read human biometrics alongside an aircraft's cockpit pressure levels just hit the market with Air Force pilots in mind. Spotlight Labs, a veteran-owned small business founded by fighter pilots, on Wednesday announced that its SPYDR hypoxia sensor is ready to be used in aircraft that have had a history of pilots reporting hypoxia-like symptoms, such as the T-6 Texan II trainer. SPYDR can detect and warn pilots of impending hypoxia symptoms from both the human and aircraft perspective. The device also records the flight data for pilots and officials to analyze and improve in-flight methods. Read more about the new sensor in this Military.com story.
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