SOURCE: Thalmic Labs

Thalmic Labs

March 02, 2015 09:00 ET

Myo™ Gesture Control Armband Now Available on

Armband Lets You Wirelessly Control Technology With Hand Gestures and Motion

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - Thalmic Labs, pioneers in the future of human-computer interaction, today announces the availability of its gesture control device, the Myo armband, on

Out of the box, the Myo armband detects five distinct hand gestures to wirelessly control various technologies. The armband reads the electrical activity in your muscles and the motion of your arm to let you control things like presentation slides or music players. Myo is bridging the gap between humans and machines by enabling users to seamlessly interact with their digital world as technology becomes an extension of their body.

"We are excited that the Myo armband is now available to customers," said Stephen Lake, Co-founder and CEO of Thalmic Labs. "In addition to the increased exposure through, we look forward to getting our product in the hands of people who are interested in transforming the way we interact with technology."

From piloting drones to playing computer games, Myo has the potential to completely control your digital world. A community of developers, hackers, and makers are creating applications that will unlock the Myo armband's potential and transform how we interact with technology. The company plans to release an application that will soon allow users to map gestures to their keyboards for customized control.

The Myo armband is a one-size-fits-all device, designed for those age 12 and up. Priced at $199, customers can order now at

About Thalmic Labs
Thalmic Labs is pioneering new ways of interacting with digital devices. With a mission to merge people and technology, the company is revolutionizing how we will interact with technology in the future. Its first product, the Myo™ armband, measures electrical activity in muscles to wirelessly control computers, phones and other digital technologies.

Thalmic Labs is a North American company headquartered in Waterloo. Founded in 2012 by three graduates of the University of Waterloo's mechatronics engineering program (Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, Aaron Grant), Thalmic Labs has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, and designers committed to building the future of wearable technology. In June 2013, Thalmic Labs announced the closing of a $14.5M round of Series A funding led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital.

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