Rene and Adam had the pleasure of talking with a couple of representatives from Thalmic Labs about the Myo gesture and motion control armband. It reads a great deal of muscle activity in the arm, from rotation to muscle contraction, and will allow a much more intuitive type of input to make computing devices easier to use. Your arms effectively become natural remote controls for Hue lights, mobile apps, just about anything you can think of. The Myo comes in black and white versions and has micro-USB connectivity for charging; you should be able to get at least a day or two of use out of the battery life between charges, depending on how much you use it. It costs $199 and is currently available for preorder from myo.com, with wider availability coming later.
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