Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Urban Camouflage

PostedNovember 5, 2004

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Dr. Philip Moynihan, a NASA engineer, says he worked with military researchers on futuristic camouflage that may make clothes, and the person wearing them, seem invisible.  Moynihan says tiny digital TV cameras attached to one side of your body could capture real-time scenes that appear on the opposite side.  The computer-enhanced image would make you seem transparent.  Engineers are also looking at civilian applications.  The technology might allow pilots to look through the floor of an aircraft to see the ground below or allow surgeons to be guided by images of internal organs displayed on a patient's skin.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.