Thalmic Labs' gesture-control armband 'Myo' has various potential uses from controlling PCs, interfacing with iOS and Android-powered devices and video gaming, to name a few. The potential is limited only by what developers can create, says Thalmic.
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The Myo uses a combination of motion sensors and muscle activity sensors to track gestures. When you snap your fingers, wave your hand, or point your finger, it translates that movement into a gesture based on the muscles used. An ARM processor and rechargeable batteries power the armband, which communicates with devices using Bluetooth low energy.
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The Myo can be preordered for $149 and is expected to ship in late 2013.

The wearable computing device market will grow to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018, according to the latest forecast of ABI Research. It is estimated 61 per cent of the wearable technologies market is attributed to sport/activity trackers in 2013. (See No slowing down for wearable technologies demand.)