Oh My, it's Myo!

How have I not seen more excitement, posts and hardware dev's around the Myo?

What? You've never heard of it either?

Gesture Control Has Arrived

The Myo armband is a wearable gesture control and motion control device that lets you take control of your phone, computer, and so much more, touch-free.

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And best of all there's an SDK too!

Myo Developer

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Bruno Capuano (@elbruno) has been blogging up a Myo storm, taking us from getting started through MyoSharp and using the Myo in our favorite IDE...

  1. Getting started, #Windows10 configuration
  2. Starting as a developer with some C++ basic code
  3. MyoSharp a C# SDK implementation for the Myo armband
  4. Working with the Orientation and Gyroscope in C# and a 3D Cube
  5. Working with the #Emg data in C# (electromyography sensors)
  6. #Myo – #Windows 10, #UWP Apps, #Myo and Visual Studio 2015

#MYO – Getting started, #Windows10 configuration

I’ve got a new Myo device yesterday, so it’s time to start a series of posts about some C# development with the device. So far the experience is cool, in 2 minutes I’ve got my device connected and after a 5 minutes tutorial I’m already controlling Spotify and other programs with a couple of simple gestures.

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I’ve started with the Spotify Connector and so far, so good !

Finally there is also a nice page to check online all the features of your local Myo armband: http://diagnostics.myo.com/

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#Myo – #MyoSharp a C# SDK implementation for the Myo armband

It’s C# time! Myo SDK is good one, but let’s be honest C++ is kind of complicated for quick starts; and C# is a much easiest way to do this. After a quick search I’ve found a couple of .Net SDK implementation and MyoSharp deserves a review.

Note: Myo also support a simple script support which is great to perform some basic actions. I’ll write something about this later.

MyoSharp is a .Net 2.0 framework class library, so it’s very easy to include this in our apps. The main page in GitHub has a very nice introduction to the project, so I’ll go directly to a C# Console App.

I’ve downloaded and build the complete source code of MyoSharp for this sample. Then I’ve created a Console App and add this project to the main solution.

Once we have created the project, we need to add a reference to the MyoSharp.dll and copy the platform specific myo*.dll into the same directory as your application. For this sample I’ll work in x86 target.

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And that’s it, we can now launch the app and see how it display our poses in the console app.

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#Myo – Working with the #Emg data in C# (electromyography sensors)

I’m going to write a small sample on the EMG information we can get of the Myo armband. EMG stands for electromyography (EMG) sensors. The Myo armband have 8 electrical sensors, this sensors measure electrical signals traveling across the user’s arm, which the Myo armband translates into poses and gestures. In the next image you can see a live representation of this EMG data in a chart and how it changes based on an arm movements.

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#Myo – #Windows 10, #UWP Apps, #Myo and Visual Studio 2015

Today I’ll write on how to interact with the Myo armband with a Universal Windows Platform App. Based on the previous posts contents, on this one I will create an example and I’ll show you the basic options of connection, capturing poses, and more in a UWP App.

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So, at this point, we have to find a SDK for Myo which support UWP. MyoSharp, the one I used before in my posts, is not is designed for Universal Apps. Lucky for us, our MVP MVP Sebastiano Galazzo (@galazzoseba), has created and published on NuGet a package for Myo which we can use in UWP.

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Once we have added the package, we need to initialize the device. In this case, I do this in the constructor of a view and also subscribe me to the fist pose detection event. When it detects the pose of a fist, a vibration notification is sent to the cuff and displays a message in the Visual Studio Output pane. ...

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Interested yet? If you Myo too let us know!



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