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The Gesture Controlled Armband – Introducing Myo

Myo Armband

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The Myo gesture and motion control armband lets you use the movements of your hands to effortlessly control your phone, computer, and so much more. The first units will begin shipping early 2014. Pre-order today to reserve yours.

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Eight EMG sensors, a nine-axis IMU, and ten thousand ways to use them

With eight advanced EMG sensors and a nine-axis IMU, the Myo gesture control armband has been engineered to recognize a set of hand gestures, along with the speed, direction and angle of your arm. The nine-axis IMU is made up of a single chip containing a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, and a 3-axis magnetometer.

EMG Sensors

The idea of MYO traces back to the co-founders’ university days, where they explored various wearable technologies while working on a navigation aid for the blind. Lake said since brain control isn’t quite there yet, his team found muscle sensing to be the next best thing. From what we saw and tried today, Thalmic Labs seems to be on the right track: We watched co-founder Aaron Grant play Call Of Duty: Ghosts using just a pair of MYOs, and he was able to make his avatar run, crouch, jump, fire weapon and reload. Lake also gave a demo on music playback control and slideshow presentation on an iPad, both of which worked just fine. But it doesn’t stop there; the CEO also sees opportunity in industrial robotics, space application and even gesture-based authentication.

The retail version of the MYO will arrive within the first half of 2014, and not only will it be half as thick as the MYO Alphas shown today, but it’ll also feature at least two core applications that will make full use of the armband.


For full details visit Myo’s website.


  • simon kitson

    December 13, 2013, 3:40 am

    hey – this looks brilliant – will this work easily on a (PC) laptop and control ableton live. is it easy enough to set up without configuring additional software (like MIIDI-OX)? is there any paper work manual for this product. you need to post this product on sound on sound website and create digital music – cos there will be uber interest in it. i am certainly going to get one as it looks one of the most versatile bluetooth controllers around – what a great idea! – cheers simon

    • Adil Sardar

      December 13, 2013, 11:49 am

      Hey Simon,

      We don’t know yet either! We are uber excited to find out more ourselves. It looks so amazing, and I figure it would work incredibly well with a lot of software. We figured our fan would love it too 🙂


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