Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Tech Gear

Thalmic Labs says no touch needed

See also

Thamic Labs is a start-up company with offices in the tech incubator section of the city of Hamilton, which is just one hour away from metropolitan Toronto.
The company continues to create some buzz after having been named as the start-up company of 2013, and received even more attention, with attendance at the CES show held a few weeks ago in Las Vegas. The company’s flagship product is the Myo armband, which allows users to operate computers, smartphones and host of other devices with gestures.
Within 2 days of its release,the Toronto area company, Thalmic Labs received more than 10,000 orders for the Myo armbands, which is in an alpha release. What has created much of the excitement is that the company has also released an SDK or Software Development Kit for developers to create applications for the product.

In addition to gaming, and controlling multimedia presentations, Myo can be programmed to work with almost any Bluetooth-enabled electronic device, and works by recognising the electrical activity generated by the muscles in your arm. The company envisions use by amputees, and others with a limited amount of movement.

Thalmic Labs includes is planning to include Programming interfaces for all operating systems, and soon it will not matter whether your device is a Mac, Android or Windows as there will be APIs for all versions.
Serious players in the tech game are impressed with Thalmic Labs, which has received funding from the likes of Intel and Venture Capital from Spark.

Expectations are high for Myo to become one of the popular units in the field of wearable technology.


Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!