Myo, The Coolest Most Innovative Gadget Of The Year!
Control Your Life With The Power Of Gesture-Myo
Myo from Thalmic Labs is a state of the art gesture control device that can be used to control a host of different devices.
Anything that helps me spend more time on the sofa is greatly welcomed! But it’s not just designed for changing channels on your TV, the Myo can be used alongside presentation software, with your smartphone, smarthome and even your drone! Thalmic Labs have already developed functionality with certain software suites and devices. Control your lights, or your Parrot drone to name just a few. Here is the current list of Myo plugins.
Developer Kits are currently out there, enabling app developers to customize how the Myo works with their apps. There are currently a wide range of Market applications being developed to function with the Myo, with functionality for Netflix, Spotify, Minecraft, iTunes, Civ V, PowerPoint and more being developed as I write this
It fits around your forearm and uses proprietary EMG muscle sensors to detect muscle movement and electrical impulses and then converts this movement in real-time to control your chosen device.
The Myo connects to your device using Bluetooth and can be used with Windows 7 & 8 devices, OS X Mountain Lion or higher, iOS 7 or higher and Android Jelly Bean or higher. It uses a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, which recharges using a micro USB and should give you one full day of use.
It currently detects 6 different gestures, like closed fist, splayed fingers and rotating your arm and they are working on creating new gestures to add to this in the future. While at the moment, the use is a bit limited, TechPicks will definitely be keeping an eye on it over the coming months, and we would highly recommend snapping one up some time soon.
The device is currently available to order on Amazon, and with prime shipping you can get yours in 2 days!