Canadian startup muscles into gesture-control market

Thalmic Labs' gesture control armband dubbed as MYO is seen in this undated handout photoBy Supantha Mukherjee and Krithika Krishnamurthy (Reuters) – Ever wanted to unleash your inner Jedi? If Thalmic Labs makes good on its promise, Star Wars fans will soon be able to play video games with the sweep of a hand. The Canadian startup venture says it has 22,000 pre-orders for its MYO device, an armband that reads muscle signals before amplifying and relaying them to gadgets using Bluetooth wireless technology. It plans to begin deliveries in the fourth quarter. "It's a functional device," Stephen Lake, co-founder and chief executive of Thalmic Labs, told Reuters in an interview. …


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