North (formerly Thalmic Labs), the creator of the Myo armband, was acquired by Google in June 2020. Myo sales ended in October 2018 and Myo software, hardware and SDKs are no longer available or supported. Learn more.
Thalmic Labs has a few Myo projects that are nearly ready to open source. This series will feature them as they’re released, and give you the tools you need to get started.
This project lets you use your Myo armband as a controller for Google Glass. Everything you need to get started is here, with instructions in the documentation. Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) are a big area of interest for Myo users. Myo — a mobile controller that leaves your hands free — is an attractive solution for someone using a wearable screen.
This project is an experiment: we chose Google Glass because of its availability, but what really interests us is Myo control of a HUD. This gets us one step closer to the big dream for Myo: totally intuitive control of the ubiquitous screens and computers around us. We’ve got some radical ideas about the future of Human-Computer Interaction, and the Google Glass Companion project is one more step in the right direction.
More on that next week.
If you’ve got an idea for a project try opening a thread about it on the forums, or, if you’re ready, submit your finished application to the Myo Market.
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