WhaleTech: Now this is cool, controlling your devices with gestures

Check it out on their web site.

The main difference is that you don’t need to be in view of a camera, and you can control multiple devices from one MYO.

What can I do with the MYO?

The MYO works out of the box with things you already have – like your Mac or Windows PC. You can control presentations, video, content, games, browse the web, create music, edit videos, and so much more. And developers are dreaming of new, exciting ways to use MYO every day. The MYO is a whole new way to interact with technology.

Which operating systems are supported?  

Windows and Mac OS will be fully supported, and APIs will also be available for iOS and Android.

Will the MYO fit my arm?

The MYO has been designed as a one-size-fits-all device that will accommodate most individuals.

What are the specifications?

The MYO uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to communicate with the devices it is paired with. It features on-board, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries, and an ARM processor. The MYO is outfitted with Thalmic’s proprietary muscle activity sensors. It also features a 6-axis inertial measurement unit.

What about accidental input?

The MYO uses a unique “on/off” gesture that is unlikely to occur normally to enable and disable control using the MYO. The MYO alerts the user via haptic feedback to let them know when it is enabled and detecting movement.

What sort of precision does the MYO have?

The MYO detects gestures and movements in two ways: 1) muscle activity, and 2) motion sensing. When sensing the muscle movements of the user, the MYO can detect changes down to each individual finger. When tracking the position of the arm and hand, the MYO can detect subtle movements and rotations in all directions.

How quickly does it detect gestures?

Movements can be detected very quickly – sometimes, it even looks like the gesture is recognized before your hand starts moving! This is because the muscles are activated slightly before your fingers actually start moving, and we are able to detect the gesture before that happens!

What about developer APIs and documentation?

We will be launching a developer site with further information on APIs and integration soon. Please stay tuned for details and follow @ThalmicDev on Twitter.

I want a MYO today! When can I get one?

We’re planning to ship the first batch of MYOs late this year (2013). As much as we’d love to ship sooner, our #1 priority is for you to have an amazing experience out of the box when you receive your MYO, and there are lots of things that we have to get just right in order to make that happen. Our entire team is working very hard to get your MYO in your hands as soon as possible!

Where do you ship to?

We will be shipping anywhere in the world for a flat fee of $10 USD. There may be additional taxes or duties imposed by your country, but these are (unfortunately) beyond our control.

You can pre-order them from their web site at a very realistic USD$149 +USD$10 shipping, anywhere in the world.

 


THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

Tagged:
  • Simo

    Way cool and is revolutionary in its applications, especially for the disabled who can get control of their daily environment.

    • Yes, once you add home automation into it, the fun will be full on.

52%