MuMYO — Evaluating and Exploring the MYO Armband for Musical Interaction

Nymoen, Kristian and Haugen, Mari Romarheim and Jensenius, Alexander Refsum

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The MYO armband from Thalmic Labs is a complete and wireless motion and muscle sensing platform. This paper evaluates the armband’s sensors and its potential for NIME applications. This is followed by a presentation of the prototype instrument MuMYO. We conclude that, despite some shortcomings, the armband has potential of becoming a new “standard” controller in the NIME community.