Armin van Buuren uses Myo armband to control live shows with arm gestures
Your typical Nike armband will help wick away sweat, at best.
Thalmic Labs and Haute Technique, however, have re-imagined the modern-day armband to be a device that can be taken to the stage – an innovative product that will introduce gesture control to live performances. Armin van Buuren, the first artist to experiment with Myo, discusses how he uses the armband to maneuver lights, video, effects and sound simply by way of muscle activity, EMG signals and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.
“I always love to involve new idea’s into my show,” Armin says. “Crowd interaction is absolutely key to me and the MYO helps me with this. It can create a unique experience for the clubber and it feels like I’m even closer to them.”
Thalmic Labs and Haute Technique seek to enhance the rocky interactions between humans and technology and with Myo, hope to explore “new levels of the relationship between the artist, his stage, and his audience.” Having the ability to control his production by waving his arms or jumping allows Armin to create new and more intimate experience for his fans – a goal that he consistently strives for in his live shows. Watch as Dutch DJ and producer discusses how Myo has altered the dynamic of his performances, or click here to learn more.