Gesture-Controlled Keynotes: Thalmic Labs Launches ‘Myo for Presentations’

Thalmic Labs this morning announced the availability of its newest application for the Myo armband.

“Myo for Presentations” opens up possibilities for presenters to control slides with natural hand gestures, eliminating the need to hold traditional clickers.

The Myo armband reads the electrical activity of muscles and the motion of arms to let people wirelessly control presentation software. Features include a digital pointer and zoom to interact with content in real-time. The application works with PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Google Slides, and Adobe Reader.

“We’re excited to make the technology behind Myo, which has already been used to control robots, fly drones, and make music, available to a wide audience with very practical use out of the box,” said Stephen Lake, CEO of Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs. “We’re now allowing presenters to truly wow their audience by taking control of their slides and engaging with their content in real-time.”

Over 50,000 Myo armbands have been shipped.