UPDATE: Myo production and sales has officially ended as of Oct 12, 2018.
Have you ever wanted to be like Tony Stark and control your computers just by moving your hand? Maybe Ironman is not for you but you want to be more like a Jedi? Well, now with the Myo armband you may be able to make your dreams come true! This armband lets you control electronic devices with simple hand and arm gestures. Thalmic Labs, the makers of the Myo Armband, have also put a lot of work into the SDK to make it easy and straightforward for developers to work with. Thalmic is seeing new uses for the armband all the time.
I ran into the Myo Armband last week while surfing the web. How have I not heard about this before I don’t know but it looks like it would be so much fun. I can just imagine using this with some Arduino projects. This could also be very cool if paired with virtual reality! It works by measuring the electrical signals in your arm muscles to detect what gestures you’re making.
The more I think about it the more I think the Myo Armband could be very big with VR if it works as well as is shown in the video. Maybe this is the missing key that will bring VR to everyone?
Maybe one of the most exciting things I have seen it do is at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers are using the Myo Armband to give amputee’s control of robotic prosthetic limbs!