KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2013) - Thalmic Labs, creator of the MYO gesture control armband, today announces that it has officially sold out of its first batch of 25,000 pre-order units. Announced just one month ago and set to ship by the end of this year, MYO's breakthrough technology will transform the way consumers interact with the digital world.
"We are proud to announce that we have officially sold 25,000 pre-order units of MYO and are taking orders for the next shipment," said Stephen Lake, co-founder of Thalmic Labs. "Our original goal was to sell 7,000 units by the end of March, and instead we sold 25,000 within the first month of its launch. Consumers have really embraced the new technology, and we're working hard to have them in the hands of our first customers later this year."
Using groundbreaking technology and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, the MYO armband is able to measure electrical activity in users' muscles to communicate with the devices it is paired with. Unlike other gesture control devices already on the market, MYO requires no camera to sense the user's movements, freeing them from the confines of a fixed space to maintain connection. The result is a seamless, unmatched way to interact with computers and other digital consumer products.
"There are no limits on MYO's workspace," continued Lake. "Users will be able to interact with computers and devices anywhere using simple hand and finger motions. And, since we built our product for developers, the applications of MYO's gesture control capabilities are limitless."
The first 25,000 units of MYO will ship later this year to consumers across 124 countries. Both Windows and Mac OS operating systems will be fully supported with APIs available for iOS and Android. Out of the box, software will be available to connect the MYO to games, business applications and a host of other devices. To find out more about MYO, visit www.getmyo.com.
About Thalmic Labs
Thalmic Labs is a North American based company headquartered in Waterloo. The company is the developer of exciting, new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction. These technologies bridge the gap between man and machine, transforming the way consumers interact with the digital world.
Thalmic Labs was founded in 2012 by three graduates of the University of Waterloo's mechatronics engineering program, and has since grown to 12 employees. The company is part of Y Combinator's winter 2013 cohort.