MYO: bringing Minority Report to life

Posted: March 16, 2013 in Accessories, Connectivity
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When The Tech Spy first saw Minority Report back in 2002 he dreamt of controlling screens from a wave of a hand and manipulating windows with a flick of a finger, MYO has made this a reality in 2013.

The crowd funding project which starts at $149 on lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control your computer, phone, and other favourite digital devices.

The “one size fits all” armband is worn by the user and uses lower-power Bluetooth 4.0 to connect. it has a load of sensors on board to help it detect electrical activity in arm and hand muscles to detect movements and would be ideal for in-depth interaction for all you gamers out there who want to unleash their inner Jedi as stated by the creators.

The unit attracted over 10,000 pledges in its first 2 days and the creators have promised to give access to the API for developers to work their magic.

  1. […] in March TheTechSpy looked at MYO, the gesture controlled armband which debuted on Kickstarter. Leap Motion have gone a step further, […]

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