This new new product MYO by Thalmic Labs uses bracelet that reads the electrical impulses of your muscles. The Bluetooth 4.0 bracelet wraps around the arm and uses a combination of motion sensing and reading the electrical impulses of your muscles for what looks like highly accurate gesture control.
When sensing the muscle movements of the user, the device can detect changes in hand gesture right down to each individual finger. When tracking the positioning in space of the arm and hand, the device can detect subtle movements in all directions. To scroll pages, for instance, you have to wave two fingers in the air similar to how you’d do it on a Mac trackpad. You can also hold you palm up in a classic stop gesture to pause a video, and then gesture backwards to rewind.
According to the manufacture’s website, the device will be compatible with Windows and Mac OS.
You can get more information and pre-order the Myo here. The device will be shipped by the end of 2013.
Watch the video below too see how the MYO can be used in the real world.