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Smart armband maker sets sights on the enterprise

Al Sacco | Aug. 20, 2014
Today Thalmic Labs, maker of the upcoming Myo gesture controlled armband, announced four new enterprise-focused partnerships.

Interested consumers can preorder Myo for $150. It's expected to ship in September. (An early developer version is already available for the same price.)

Of course, the value and ultimate business adoption of all of these offerings depends largely on ease of use and how well they actually work. The concepts are interesting, but if they don't work well, people won't use them — and they could actually be dangerous in certain work environments. It's a bit too early to assess the value of the relationship between Myo and smartglasses, but it's admittedly intriguing. I requested a review Myo armband to test along with my Google Glass, but Thalmic says it isn't shipping them until next month. I hope to report more details on the actual experience after I receive an armband for evaluation.

 

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