Project name Institute for soldier nanotechnologies
Organisation MIT
City Cambridge
Country (USA)
Period 2002
Tags nanotechnology, school, institute, research,
Text The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) at MIT is an interdepartmental research center founded in 2002 by a $50 million, five-year contract with the U.S. Army Research Office. Now in its second five-year contract, the mission of the ISN is straightforward: develop and exploit nanotechnology to dramatically improve the survivability of Soldiers. The ultimate goal is to help the Army create a 21st century battlesuit that combines high-tech capabilities with light weight and comfort. Imagine a bullet-resistant jumpsuit, no thicker than ordinary spandex, that monitors health, eases injuries, communicates automatically, and reacts instantly to chemical and biological agents. Itís a long-range vision for how fundamental nanoscience can make Soldiers less vulnerable to enemy and environmental threats.