New armband delivers Minority Report like experience
MYO from Thalmic Labs uses muscle and electrical sensors to convert movement into control of devices
Thalmic Labs has unveiled MYO, a wearable armband that is capable of tracking your movement and turning it into a Minority Report-style control device.
The device is capable of sensing movement across six axis, as well as detecting electrical signals and muscle twitches. According to Thalmic, it is so sensitive it can detect individual finger movements.
In theory, it can be used to control any device that has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. A couple of examples shown in the Myo video includes a computer, video games console, and toy drone.
Feedback is given to the user through haptics in the device.
Myo is available for a limited pre-order. Thalmic have said you won’t be charged until it ships, which is expected to be the end of the year.