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Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

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Forget LCD, OLED, and AMOLED: the next trend in touchscreens could be your skin. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft’s Redmond research lab have developed a working prototype of a system called Skinput that effectively turns your body surface into both screen and input device.Skinput makes use of...
Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]
This Man's Bionic Hand Looks Like Something Out Of 'The Terminator'

Adafruit modder builds Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator / Leela's wrist-lo-jacko-mator for real

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This impressive wrist / forearm cuff is the brainchild of Adafruit forum member and modder Stephanie, who has built a sensor platform into the fashion accessory. The device can monitor the exposure value, track your movements over GPS, measure your galvanic skin response, tell you the temperature, humidity and...
Adafruit modder builds Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator / Leela's wrist-lo-jacko-mator for real

The MYO gesture-control armband senses your muscle's movements

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Harnessing muscular activity to provide computer input has many advantages over Kinect-like devices that use cameras or inertial sensors. A new gesture-based wireless input device that works by sensing the electrical signature of forearm contractions is now available for pre-order from a new company for $150. The armband, dubbed the...
The MYO gesture-control armband senses your muscle's movements
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Thrown An Elbow!: Cool Street Fighter Tattoo

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This is a Ryu vs. Ken tattoo on some guy's forearm. As you can see (unless you're actually asleep at work), it's a shot of them both fireballin'. And speaking of fireballin' -- did you know I once stuffed 200 900 Atomic Fireballs in my mouth at the same...
Thrown An Elbow!: Cool Street Fighter Tattoo

Thalmic Labs rolls out muscle-sensing Myo gesture control

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Startup Thalmic Labs has announced the launch of Myo, a new gesture control system. The device is housed in an armband worn on the forearm that senses electrical activity in the muscles, allowing users to interact with digital technologies using fingers and hands without relying on a camera-based capture. The...
Thalmic Labs rolls out muscle-sensing Myo gesture control

MYO armband senses muscle movements for Minority Report-style motion control

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Yet another motion controller, called MYO, has entered the fray, this time letting you wear the technology on your forearm. Unlike Kinect and Leap Motion, which sit near the computer screen and track users through the air, MYO is an armband that translates the muscles' electrical activity into motion...
MYO armband senses muscle movements for Minority Report-style motion control

Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control

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As stuff like Google Glass becomes mainstream, we’re going to see a lot more wearable computing devices around. But one thing that isn’t clear is how we’ll control them. One idea is to use gesture control, which would enable users to communicate with wearable computers without having to use a...
Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control

Google Is Thinking About Putting A Projector On Its New Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

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Engadget points out that Google has applied for a patent on a system to project images from its Google Glass computerized glasses to a number of surfaces. Intellectual property geeks can read the full application here. The patent explains a system that would allow for projecting a QWERTY keyboard and other...
Google Is Thinking About Putting A Projector On Its New Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

RunKeeper races ahead with 9 new app partners

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RunKeeper announced nine new partner software titles on Monday, bringing the total number of compatible apps to 45. The RunKeeper app, which started as a simple method to monitor exercise with a phone’s GPS devices, has morphed into a full-blown health-tracking platform with its HealthGraph initiative allowing apps to interface with RunKeeper’s...
RunKeeper races ahead with 9 new app partners

Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

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The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How do you enable someone to masterfully control a touch-centric device, when the mere act of touching is a...
Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

Microsoft’s Skinput System Turns Skin into a Touchscreen

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Touchscreens have revolutionized the way we communicate with electronics, but sometimes they can get a little cramped — wouldn’t it be great if the iPhone’s screen was just a little bit bigger? One creative solution is Skinput, a device that uses a pico projector to beam graphics (keyboards, menus, etc.)...
Microsoft’s Skinput System Turns Skin into a Touchscreen

The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator's Winter '13 Demo Day

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Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. 33 startups presented on the record at the incubator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promising ones was no easy task. But after a team huddle and taking input from VCs...
The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator's Winter '13 Demo Day

Solar Soldiers: MC10's Testing Its Flexible Energy Harvesters With The U.S. Army

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The U.S. Army and MC10 will work together to scale up the flexible solar panel prototypes and assess their efficiency as functional battery chargers.Flexible solar energy harvesters that can be sewn into the jackets and backpacks of U.S. soldiers could soon be powering up electronic devices in the field. MC10, a...
Solar Soldiers: MC10's Testing Its Flexible Energy Harvesters With The U.S. Army

Mitt Romney's big fat Greek yogurt | Oliver Burkeman

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'Pool' coverage of the Republican candidate's every move just started ... and the prospective president went grocery shoppingIf you've been watching too many Aaron Sorkin dramas, it's possible that you're under the illusion that being an American political campaign reporter is an intoxicatingly glamorous job. If so, you should definitely read...
Mitt Romney's big fat Greek yogurt | Oliver Burkeman

Scosche's Rhythm pulse monitor for iOS tracks your run, lets you change the beat (video)

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"Appcessories" is probably one of the more abrasive, yet devilishly descriptive, portmanteaus we've heard in recent years. But, if you're still not sure what it means, consider the Rhythm pulse monitor from Scosche a perfect example. The forearm-mounted device is a pulse / heart rate monitor with an iOS...
Scosche's Rhythm pulse monitor for iOS tracks your run, lets you change the beat (video)

Backed Or Whacked: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Laziness

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Last week’s Backed or Whacked covered light-related products that could be controlled by a smartphone....
Backed Or Whacked: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Laziness
How MYO convinced me that an Apple "iWatch" might actually be a good idea
Thalmic Labs, makers of MYO armband, closes $14.5M Series A

This Guy Made A Quick-Draw Sleeve Gun Device For His iPhone

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YouTube user morishowta posted a video of a quick-draw sleeve gun device he created for his iPhone. It's basically a device attached to his forearm with a triggering mechanism that springs the iPhone into his hands. Here's a look at one of his first attempts that ends in failure: He...
This Guy Made A Quick-Draw Sleeve Gun Device For His iPhone

Thalmic Labs Shows Off MYO Development Process, Demos The Armband Controlling Tetris And A Sphero

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Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs is working on getting the MYO armband into the waiting arms of pre-order customers, which now number well above the 25,000 announced in March, Thalmic told me, making up over $4 million in total sales to date. MYO is a unique control device worn around the...
Thalmic Labs Shows Off MYO Development Process, Demos The Armband Controlling Tetris And A Sphero

New Samsung Remote Trades Its Buttons for A Touch Pad and Voice Control [Accessories]

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As TV's have packed on more and features, including multiple inputs and Internet connectivity, the complexity of the remote has grown to match. Now you're lucky to get a remote shorter than your forearm. This new remote from Samsung, however, will replace the bevy of buttons for a touchpad...
New Samsung Remote Trades Its Buttons for A Touch Pad and Voice Control [Accessories]
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