Think about the movie “Iron Man.” When Tony Stark uses his computer and different devices, he is able to interact and control them with the motion and gestures of his hands. Pretty cool, right? Well, if you have ever wanted this type of technology, it is now readily available. The MYO Telekinetic Armband allows you to do just that.
The Myo Telekinetic might not lend you as much control as Tony Stark, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. You simply connect the device below your elbow, and let the awesomeness begin. It can be used to control a host of devices that use remote functionality, including computers and televisions. With expected Android and iOS functionality on the way, this device might be the one to watch for 2013.
This device makes use of Bluetooth 4.0 low energy to connect with devices and control them. The device senses the electrical impulses in your arm and instantly transfers those signals into control commands, even the movement of your hand.
The MYO Telekinetic Armband has not been officially released yet, but there are prototypes floating around. There will be 25,000 units released in 2014, and preordering is already taking place. The introductory price is only $149. With a price like that, and with possibilities of integrated devices in the future, you can’t go wrong at least trying this device.
The MYO Telekinetic Armband opens up a plethora of possibilities in technological remote control. While all the rage is focused on touch-screen devices, Thalmic Labs (makers of the device) are looking to go touchless. This is a big jump and allows for an all new market on devices and software. Most devices are already Bluetooth equipped, and with a little software innovation, this remote control might become the rage of 2014.
by Tyler Chambers