German scientists are experimenting with the use of an app to guide the walking of a pedestrian. Of course EMS on the skin’s surface doesn’t have the ability to fully control most leg muscles, so they are only using the stimulation as a suggestion for the user to walk in that direction.
[Cruise Control for Pedestrians via Wired]
A Japanese company, exiii, unveiled a product called handiii at SXSW this year. It is a low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic arm that replicates an arm’s movement by taking signals from an EMG sensor, processing them via a smartphone, and sending to the prosthetic.
[3DPrint via TechCrunch]