Modern technology has allowed many disabled people to be able to do tasks that would otherwise be impossible for them. In the process, this development can lead to technologies being ported for use by perfectly healthy individuals. A perfect example is the upcoming MYO armband from Canadian based Thalmic Labs that uses, as the name implies, electromyography to allow users to control computers, toys, and other devices.
It uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to communicate with the device it’s paired with. We envision physicians using the MYO to manipulate radiological images during surgery without having to touch any physical devices with their bloody hands, and disabled people programming their own MYOs to take advantage of muscles they have the best neurological control of.
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(hat tip: NewScientist)