Thalmic Labs has launched their revolutionary gesture control device, MYO, an armband worn on the forearm that senses electrical activity in the muscles, allowing users to interact with digital technologies using just their fingers and hands. MYO doesn't require a camera to sense the user's movements, freeing them from the confines of a fixed space to maintain connection with the device being controlled. The device can connect
wirelessly to computers, mobile devices, and other electronics over a Bluetooth Low Energy connection.
"As a company, we're interested in how we can use technology to enhance our abilities as humans - in short, giving us 'superpowers'." explains Stephen Lake, co-founder and CEO of Thalmic Labs on the motivation behind
MYO. "We're excited to see how the MYO blurs the lines between us and digital technology."
MYO is available for pre-order at www.getmyo.com for $149.00. Thalmic Labs is also launching the MYO API that will allow developers to utilize the device's sophisticated hardware to experiment, build, and eventually profit from the endless applications of MYO technology.