Wearing the Future

For as far as I can remember, at least in the 2000s, the idea of wearable technology has always been an avenue of interest.

The first watch phone  Samsung SPH-WP10, 1999 The first watch phone Samsung SPH-WP10, 1999

We saw Samsung bring us the first watch phone way back in 1999- And today, the Pebble is creating a buzz.We’ve always seen those cyborgs in sci-fi films who had spectacles that seemed to have a brain of their own. Today, we have Google Glass. Science has always hinted at the possibility of wearable technology and we’re now witnessing this sci-fi reality materialize.

Introducing: The MYO

Image courtesy of MYO

Image courtesy of MYO

 

“The MYO is a one-size-fits-all armband that is turned on and off via a hand gesture said to be unique enough to avoid accidental activation. Once on, users can control their computer or mobile device by a combination of gestures and arm movements, with the band being able to detect both. MYO reports that the device can detect subtle movements, as well as keeping track of where the user’s hand and arm is at for precise control”- from Slashgear.

MYO has confidently stated that the armband is so fast, that it can react to the electrical signal in the muscle a moment before the gesture is completed, making it seem as if the device is reading your mind. This device can connect with your mobile and computer via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and is powered by lithium-ion batteries and an ARM processor. Currently the device is compatible with both Windows and OSX and the company is in the process of implementing Android and iOS support.

The MYO seems to be exactly what your thumbs asked for: a break! This isn’t so much a review as it is a preview. The possibilities that this single product could suggest are vastly immense. Very soon we’ll be able to use our MYOs to change the channel, send a text and maybe even take the next Left?

With everything becoming more digitized, one needs to look at how each device can fit into this HUGE picture that is the “Tools of the future”.

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Why don’t we start thinking about how these devices can maximize our daily lives?

Tell us what you think you could use these devices for @ZooLooConcepts

 

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