Portland, Ore. — Real-world applications of head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Glass, Epson's Moverio, and Recon's Jet have been a solution looking for a problem. But the applications for these head-worn output devices are finally materializing thanks to their integration with an appropriate input device: the Thalmic Labs' Myo — an armband controller that is bringing real world applications to Google Glass, Epson Moverio, and Recon Jet.
“Myo is a more comfortable interface to a HMD than a touchpad,” said Scott Greenberg, director of development at Thalmic Labs Inc. in Waterloo, Canada. “It solves the problem of controlling the display without having to touch or talk.”
Thalmic has been working on integrating Myo with Google Glass, Epson Moverio, and Recon Jet for about six months and already has a half dozen real-world applications under its belt. One of the most appropriate has been medical applications, since there are dozens of situations where a doctor need hands-free access to reams of clinical information that cannot be easily recalled with voice interfaces.
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— R. Colin Johnson is the Advanced Technology Editor of EE Times.