Gesture control, Will Robinson, gesture control. The date announcement trailer for Netflix’s 2018 reboot of the 1960’s sci-fi hit Lost in Space features a uniquely Canadian technology.
In a brief scene located around the 0:25 mark, viewers are shown a clip of Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs’, co-founded by Next 36 alum Stephen Lake, gesture-control armband.
The clip is relatively short, but it showcases the armband’s ability to sense movement and respond by carrying out some kind of action through a connected device.
While Myo advertises itself as a way for users to control slideshow presentations or fly drones, the Myo band in the Lost in Space trailer shows a man with an amputated arm controlling a prosthesis. Those interested in learning more about Thalmic Labs’ work using the Myo armband to control prosthetic devices can watch the video linked below.