31 Mar '15, 11am

Myo Wants to Be a Mouse for All Your Electronic Devices

Myo Wants to Be a Mouse for All Your Electronic Devices

Is it finally time to retire your standard computer mouse? Canadian startup Thalmic Labs' Myo is an arm-worn device that lets users control computers, smartphones, and other digital devices using only hand and arm gestures. Myo's combination of sensors including, EMG sensors, an accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope allow it to detect gross movements as well as small movements including waving and fist clenching. Using Bluetooth Smart, the armband can translate moves into on-screen commands. Speaking at SXSW Interactive Thalmic Labs CEO Stephen Lake has uses for Myo beyond what's available today in human-computer interfaces. The device has been initially targeted at the consumer market, but has also found a home in other areas, including healthcare technology. MORE FROM DESIGN NEWS: The 9 Most Innovative Technology Startups of SXSW 2015 MD+DI has reported that Myo has...

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