The MYO Gesture Control Armband has to be one of the coolest things we have seen for a while, and we see a load of cool stuff! There is something downright appealing about controlling objects with the mind, think of the Jedi’s in the Star Wars who can beckon objects to them with a simple thought. The MYO Gesture Control Armband ($100-$499) cannot help you control with your mind, but it can do the next best thing.
This innovative product gives the user the ability to control digital objects with just hand gestures. It works wirelessly, without the need for touch, and at a distance from the object. For example, you could control music or video on your laptop, use gestures to play video games, control remote vehicles, and a host of other cool things, just by moving your hands.
The MYO Gesture Control Armband uses a 6-axis inertial motion sensor that picks up on muscle activity within the arm and relays it to the armband. The band is sensitive enough to pick up even slight individual finger motions and communicates to the device being manipulated via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. Setting up the unit is easy; there is a small pairing ritual to take part in and then a learning curve for the required gestures that is thankfully short and simple. Sure, you maybe waving your arms around in public when the MYO Gesture Control Armband is released later in the year, but you will be maxing out on the cool.