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The Future of Motion Tracking: ‘MYO’ Unveiled

MYOThalmic Labs have recently shown off their recent (and frankly fantastic) invention: MYO.

A wearable movement-tracker, this brilliant lil’ armband allows you to wirelessly control your digital devices through the use of electrical activity in your muscles. With simple gestures, MYO is shown to accurately and easily control your computer, phone, remote control toys, or — and here’s where it gets slightly relevant being here, folks — your video games.

Apparently sensitive enough to detect individual finger motions, the armband could in theory be used to control anything with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Just imagine the things that camera-less and touchpad-less gestures across all of our devices could mean for us.

It’s irrelevant describing it to you without you seeing it in action below, because it is simply stunning and opens up whole new windows of opportunities. Just imagine a video game supporting both the MYO device and Oculus Rift headset at the same time and we’re really looking at a potential that is something beyond incredible.


MYO is currently available for a limited pre-order for $149 here.

Source: T3

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About Ryan Brown

Commonly going by the alias 'Toadsanime' online, Ryan Brown acts as Coin Arcade's editor and primary writer. With an avid interest in various aspects of gaming -- including general gaming, indie gaming, retro gaming and merchandise collecting -- he aspires to build a career in the video game journalism industry. He also writes his own descriptions as if talking about somebody else, apparently.

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