Thalmic Labs has finally made it a reality to let users intuitively operate remote devices with only their hand gestures, or in this case, arm gestures with the revolutionizing armband, Myo.
Controlling presentations or listening to your iTunes, while being far from your device isn’t just a fantasy anymore. With its block like contact and zigzag band that fits any arm it is worn, Myo armband has been unveiled to make those “Minority Report” like moments come to life. And, for real this time!
The device tracks the movements of your arm gesture and lets the user control the device with simple hand gestures. It comes with a USB cable and a small Bluetooth device that must be left connected to the device which is needed to control remotely- be it a desktop PC or a Tablet.
Though the device doesn’t come with any useful instructions, installing and getting familiarize with its controls isn’t that difficult. To complete the synching process, connect the Bluetooth to your device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE, wear the armband on your dominating arm and do the single-hand Kamehameha pose. Well, I’m kidding! It’s not exactly a Kamehameha pose but a bit different version. Here’s how:
Myo armband comes in a black as well as white contact color. It can be extended between 7.5 to 13 inches which is enough to be worn on arms of different sizes. It is compatible with Windows 7 and higher, OS X 10.8, iOS 7.0 and higher, and Android Jellybean and higher
Although it is still in its infancy, Myo armband has certainly opened the doors to new possibilities and opportunities to make futuristic computing by any means possible.