MYO armband will sense and use muscle movement to control the electronics around you

Imagine being able to flick your hand or snap your fingers to control your iMac, video game, or other electronic device. This is what the MYO armband aims to bring to the market in late 2013. It essentially measures the electrical activity in your muscles to control the devices you're interacting with.

If you're ever seen a movie like Minority Report or the Avengers, you'll remember how the futuristic screens allowed users to implement flicking, snapping, and waving gestures in order to control the screens and electronic devices around them. According to MYO, this is what the MYO armband aims to make a reality. Of course, a lot of this will depend on what developers decide to do with the technology and the API that MYO will provide. It may be the next big thing and part of where the digital future is headed, or it may fizzle out as quickly as the idea was thought up depending upon developer support for the project.

As of now, you can preorder a MYO armband for $149 and it is slated to be available in late 2013. Hit the source link below to check out a video demonstration and more information.

Source: MYO

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.