MyoHome is a gesture-controlled lighting system that leverages the Myo armband from Thalmic Labs and two LED Lamps to seamlessly demonstrate intent, recognition, and control in turning lights on and off at home.
Frustrated by the cognitive load we face everyday from screens to more screens, I decided to explore how gesture-based control without an interface might play a role in our lives.
As the author of The Best Interface is No Interface mentions -
Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some “technological innovators” are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter.
Are you sick? There’s an app for that! Need to pray? There’s an app for that! Dead? Well, there’s an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic.
There’s a better way.