Myo Armband Gets a New App that Lets Presenters Wow their Audience

October 21, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you have been following the developments at Ontario-based Thalmic Labs, you would have come across a new app for their Myo armband that was in the making.

Myo for Presentations, as they call it, comes as the newest innovation from the company that helps enhance human-computer interaction.

What Myo for Presentations opens up with the new app are possibilities for presenters to control slides with natural hand gestures, eliminatingthe need to hold traditional pointers, clickers, or remotes.

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Going by what Thalmic Labs says, the armband reads the electrical activity of the wearer’s muscles and the motion of the arm to let him wirelessly control presentation software. This apart, it helps in navigating through presentations with the gestures of the hand, thereby enabling the wearer take advantage of advanced features that include a digital pointer and zoom to interact with content in real-time.

Once you go for it, you will be able to work with PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Google Slides, and Adobe Reader with the app.

Stephen Lake, Co-founder and CEO of Thalmic Labs, stated that the company’s latest outing on to the presentations arena will help presenters to “truly wow audiences by taking control of their slides and engaging with their content in real-time.” In addition to presentations, applications for Myo include music control, gaming, connected things, and heads-up displays.

The Myo armbands have already turned out to be a hit, with more than 50,000 armbands being shipped. If you want to try it out for yourself, all you need to do is opt for a real-time order on myo.com and on Amazon.

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