|Feb 25, 2013, 08:32 AM||#1|
MYO Armband to Bring Gesture and Muscle-Recognition Control to Macs
Thalmic Labs has announced a $149 armband called MYO that detects motion and muscle movements to allow control of a Mac, PC, or other device using gestures (via The Next Web).
The demo video shows someone scrolling by waving two fingers in the air (mimicking the standard OS X trackpad gesture), snapping fingers to start iTunes playing, rotating a fist to increase the volume, holding up a hand in a 'stop' motion to pause a video, gesturing backwards to rewind a video and snapping fingers to play the video. The demo also illustrates a variety of other uses for the device, from delivering a presentation to controlling a remotely-operated vehicle.
Unlike Microsoft Kinect, no camera is required, but the armband approach means it will work only with gestures made with one hand rather than detecting whole-body movements.
The MYO is available to pre-order with limited quantities available for a late 2013 launch.
Article Link: MYO Armband to Bring Gesture and Muscle-Recognition Control to Macs
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