If you’re noticing that your 20-hour Skyrim gaming marathons are causing you to lose muscle definition, you might want to check out Advancer Technologies‘ “USB Biofeedback Game Controller.” It’s a DIY project based on our favorite Arduino microcontroller and contains electromyography circuit boards to detect electrical activity in muscles. The kit comes with four muscle sensors that can each be programmed to control four buttons. For example, squeezing your hand could trigger the button to make a character move, and flexing your bicep could cause the character to jump.
It’s probably the nerdiest way to show off the power of your guns (and the strangest way to control Mario), but it’s certainly an interesting and offbeat use of electromyography!
Check out a video demo of the biofeedback controller in action:
Make your own USB Biofeedback Controller: Instructables.com Tutorial
(Hat Tip: Endgadget)