Microsoft Research is developing muscle-based computer control interfaces

Muscle-Based Computer Control Interfaces

Microsoft Research is developing a new technology to enable the human muscle to control things with just finger gestures. In the video below, they’ve demonstrated that it could help you control your portable media player while jogging or open your car’s trunk while you are carrying heavy loads on both hands.

The technology behind the system is known as EMG or Electromyography. It is a technique used for evaluating and recording the activation signal of muscles. It could record the electrical activity of the muscles and translate those specific actions into commands to a computer. As a result, you can remotely control things like a video game system, a car, or other gadgets.

According to BGR, Microsoft has already filed a patent for the technology.

Watch the interesting video demo below: