Smartglasses Get Smarter with Virtual Finger Control from Myo Armband
You’ve probably seen the guy by now. You know, the one person you know that has Google Glass furiously swiping at their temple trying to access the camera instead of accidentally searching for something in Google? Thanks to Thalmic Labs’ Myo arm band, there is a smarter way to navigate through smartglass options without even touching the device. The big news for cyclists is that in addition to Google Glass, the Myo band is also designed to work with the Recon Jet – cycling glasses with a built in heads up display.
Using hand gestures alone, users can control the Jet’s functions while keeping their hands close to the bars. Compatible with both snow and bike applications from Recon, the Myo arm band offers a direct connection to the Jet by using the official Myo remote application.
See the Myo/Jet combination in use after the break…
Currently the armband is compatible with Google Glass, Recon Jet, and the Epson Moverio BT-200, though only the Google and Recon models have a direct connection to the armband. It will be interesting to see where this technology will lead in the immediate future or how well the system actually works, but it appears smartglasses just got a whole lot smarter. Myo armbands are available for preorder at $149 each (shipping in September), while retail of the Recon Jet is currently $599. More details over on Thalmic Labs’ blog.
Does the introduction of the Myo armband change your opinion of devices like the Recon Jet?