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Microsoft Working On Muscle Controlled Control System

4 Jan 2010  by   Paul Younger

Microsoft Reasearch is currently researching an EMG based controllerfor the use in videogame sand other input devices.The EMG system Microsoft Research has been working on has been demonstarted in a new video highlighting some of the applications that could benefit from an EMG (electromyography) based control system strapped the the forearm to decode muscle signals on the surface of the skin.The demonstration video shows a researcher playing Guitar Hero by pushing fingers together while strumming with the other arm removing the need for peripherals. Microsoft are integrating the system into a wireless armband currently and have been testing device with a wired system. Whatever next? Hover cars?Thanks to Engadget for spotting the video.

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