Scrolling with your eyes. Adjusting the volume of music with a flick of the wrist. Even flying a drone with just a hand movement. It won't be long before the computer mouse is a thing of the past.
Just as the iPhone revolutionized touch interface, upcoming devices will have completely different forms of human-machine interaction, according to industry experts at CES.
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"As these devices come to market, we will need new ways to interact with them," said Stephen Lake, Thalmic Labs CEO and co-founder.
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"Down the road, all those new forms of computers, like Google Glass, will need a new kind of interface because we will want to be able to interact with devices," Lake said.
For example, Thalmic Labs has created an armband, called the Myo, that uses electrical activity in the wearer's muscles to control everything from a computer to smartphones to drones.
Other companies, including Leap Motion and Microsoft, are developing gesture-control products, but they generally work via a camera-based system, limiting a user's mobility. Myo lets a user move about freely.