The decoded gestures can then be transmitted wirelessly over Bluetooth low energy to control any smart device.
To ensure accurate results, this electromyography-based gesture control device not only measures the electrical signals produced in the muscles of the user's arm, it also cross-references the data with a 9-axis inertial measurements unit including a gyroscope, a magnetometer and an accelerometer. The Myo is powered by an on-board rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Potential applications include business presentations, gaming, remote control, healthcare, safe industrial machinery and automation control, and assisted-living products for the elderly or disabled.
"We believe the Myo gives people a much more natural way to control technology," adds Sameera Banduk, Marketing Director at Thalmic Labs. "And we see the future of human interface and control being wearable."
Thalmic Labs; www.thalmic.com