Innovative Gesture Control Armband allows to control devices.

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Thalmic Labs has launched an innovative new armband today called MYO, which allows anyone to control and interact with technology using only their fingers and hands.

The unique gesture control device can be worn just above the elbow on either arm and detects the electrical activity produced by the user’s muscles. Some of the real world applications include being able to scroll up and down a webpage just by lifting or lowering your hand, as well as swiping to the left and right with two fingers in order to switch between desktop apps.

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MYO connects wirelessly with other devices using a low energy Bluetooth connection.

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MYO is available to pre-order today for $149. Thalmic Labs is also launching the MYO API today though, which will allow other developers to experiment with the hardware and hopefully produce new innovative applications.

Thalmic Labs was founded in 2012 by three University of Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering graduates – Aaron Grant, Matthew Bailey, and Stephen Lake. The company has since grown to 10 employees and is now a part of Y Combinator’s winter 2013 cohort.