MYO Armband Offers 3D Gesture Control in Both Real & Digital World (So They Say)
MYO is an armband-based gesture controller being sold with the cheeky tagline, "Unleash your inner Jedi" (at least until Disney sends a cease-and-desist), and it offers control of digital interfaces and real world hardware with the wave of a hand, clench of a fist, cock of some fingers, and so on -- watch:
I'm seriously skeptical it will work as well in the field as the demo suggests, but it does seem more intuitive than other gesture-based solutions, such as the finger-worn 3D mouse I wrote about last week. Perhaps more important than that:
It looks, well, cool. At least for geeks, who are tech's early adopters. At a TechCrunch party last month, some folks were there wearing Google Glass, and some cocktail chatterers there decided it was too damn dorky to be popular. But a wristband that makes computer control almost into a series of dance gestures or martial arts postures? Now we're talking.
Hat tip: Kottke, who thinks MYO looks dorky, to which I say -- dude.
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