gesture control

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gestu

ThinkGeek Sets Phasers To “Gesture-Based Remote Control”

Peddler of nerdy wares ThinkGeek has a new product launching just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, and it should give Trekkers more control over when and how they watch their favorite show. The gadget

New Kinect For Windows Now Available For $199, Shipping July 15

Microsoft previewed availability of its new Kinect for Windows version 2 back in June, but now the hardware is ready for anyone to pre-order for $199 through its website, with a ship date of July 15.

Thalmic Shows Off The Final Design For The Myo Gesture Control Armband

Waterloo-based startup Thalmic is getting close to shipping its final consumer version of the Myo gesture control armband, which slips onto the forearm and can detect electrical impulses sent through

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a wave of your hand is nothing new

With $1.9 Million In Funding, 3Gear Systems Is Building Gesture Control That Actually Works

3Gear Systems is one of the startups building gesture control technology, and it's soon coming to market with a tiny, camera-controlled device that can track your hands' movements and control our PC b

Samsung Working With Startup Partners To Add Gesture-Based Smart Home Control To TVs

Samsung is reportedly (via WSJ) preparing for a smart home control interface that uses your smart TV to recognize basic hand gestures, directed at the objects you actually want to control. So, for exa

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a f

Oculus Rift And Thalmic’s Myo Armband Are A Match Made In Heaven, Say Founders And Investors

Total video game immersion might not be as far away as you think: The Oculus Rift is a huge step in the right direction, and it may have an optimal bedfellow in Thalmic’s Myo armband, the gestur

SEGA Games Partner Extreme Reality Raises $10M For 3D Motion Analysis Tech

Extreme Reality, an Israeli startup that provides 3D motion analysis for use with standard 2D cameras, has raised a new $10 million Series D round from existing investor Marker LLC and one of its clie

Apple’s M7 Motion Sensing Coprocessor Is The Wizard Behind The Curtain For The iPhone 5s

Apple has a new trick up its sleeve with the iPhone 5s that was talked about on stage during its recent reveal event, but the impact of which won't be felt until much later when it gets fully taken ad

Kiwi Wearables Shows Off A Way To Use Its Personal Tracker Device To Make Music

Single-function wearable devices are old-school and a massive waste of potential, according to a new Toronto-based startup called Kiwi Wearable Tech that's building a hardware device as well as a clou

3D Gesture Control Is An Area Of Focus On Innovation We Likely Don’t Need Or Want

Minority Report was an enjoyable action flick, but it may hold the blame for getting the idea stuck in our collective heads that 3D gesture control is the next frontier for computing. The Kinect from

Thalmic Labs Gets Two Ex-BlackBerry Execs (Including One Who Just Left) To Help The MYO Armband Succeed

Thalmic Labs has picked up some heavyweight senior talent in its quest to bring the MYO gesture control armband device to market. Both are ex-BlackBerry, and both bring a lot of experience in the mana

Leap Motion Launches With Limited Appeal, But It Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb Of Innovation

The much-anticipated Leap Motion Controller began shipping to pre-order customers today, as reviews of the input device hit the web. The startup behind the controller has done an impressive job raisin

MYO Armband Control Device Launches Its Developer Program

Thalmic Labs today announced the launch of its MYO armband developer program. Interested developers can apply to become part of the program through the new developer portal, which includes an applicat

Leap Motion Opens Up Beta Access To Developers In Preparation For Its July 22 Launch

Leap Motion is about a month away from shipping its 3-D gesture controller to consumers, and it wants to make sure there are plenty of apps for users to play with. With that in mind, the company is op

Thalmic Labs Raises $14.5M To Make The MYO Armband The Next Big Thing In Gesture Control

Thalmic Labs, the Waterloo-based startup working on an all new form of user input for computing devices with the MYO amrband, today announced the close of its $14.5 million Series A funding round, led

Leap Motion Controller Ship Date Delayed Until July 22, Due To A Need For A Larger, Longer Beta Test

Leap Motion has just announced that its 3D gesture controller hardware ship date will be delayed, from May 13 for pre-orders and May 19 for general retail availability to July 27. The delay was caused

You’ve Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support

Leap Motion's gesture-based controller launch is less than a month away, but so far we've heard relatively little about app support, besides the fact that the company is working hard on filling out it
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