Every few years, a tech company comes along and introduces a new way for people to interact with their gadgets. We saw it happen with Apple and its series of iDevices, which allowed people to use their fingers to swipe through menus and pinch photos to resize them. Nintendo brought us the Wii which all but made buttons obsolete; and Microsoft's Kinect which, through camera-based gesture control, tried to do the same with the entire controller. But all of that pales in comparison to the Myo.
At least that's how it looks from the website and promotional video.
Dubbed "The Next Generation of Gesture Control," the Myo is an armband full of motion and muscle sensors that is able to pickup on the "electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control" your electronics via Bluetooth. According to the company, the device will work with Windows and Mac OS, with iOS and Android support coming soon.
It seems every year or so something comes along that makes people say, "Look! This is just like Minority Report! The future is here!" Despite looking like an over-sized Nike FuelBand, this, at least to us, resembles how future control systems will look.
Myo's website says it will go on sale in late 2013 and will cost $149. Watch the video below to see it in action.