We’re changing the way people interact with technology.

At Thalmic Labs, we’re making revolutionary wearable technologies that will fundamentally change the way we interact with computers.

Our Process

Our multidisciplinary team is inventing wearable technology that seamlessly blends the real and the digital worlds.

Our researchers are making scientific breakthroughs to reinvent our relationships with computers. The Myo armband is the first input device in the world to use the electrical activity of muscles to control technology.
Our industrial designers and engineers work together to explore future wearable form factors. Our manufacturing team takes these scientific breakthroughs and finds ways to manufacture these technologies in-house on a grand scale.
The visions of the product and marketing teams truly make an impact in moving technology forward. Focusing on developers and partnerships, Myo has reached the hands of tech enthusiasts in nearly 150 countries worldwide.

The Myo Armband

Our first product, the Myo armband, reads the electrical activity of your muscles to control technology with gestures and motion, hands-free.


The Myo armband is changing an amputee’s life by giving him control over a prosthetic hand with researchers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.


At Johns Hopkins University, a patient is wearing a prosthetic arm attached directly to his skeleton, and uses two Myo armbands on his upper arm to detect the electrical activity of his muscles. The Myo armband has electromyography (EMG) sensors that directly sense muscle activity and motion, allowing it to read the activity of Johnny’s muscles in a refined way.


World-famous DJ, Armin van Buuren, is using two Myo armbands to control the lights and stage effects during performances all over the world.


Armin van Buuren, one of the most influential electronic dance music (EDM) DJs worldwide, was immediately inspired by the potential of the Myo armband to revitalize his onstage presence. Since he first used the Myo armband in a show in May 2014, the product has become an established part of his performances, untethering him from his laptop and further immersing him into his shows.

medical imaging

Surgeons in operating rooms in Spain are using Myo armbands to navigate medical slides while performing surgery.

medical imaging

Giving surgeons touch-free control over information in real-time was a very early application idea for the Myo armband, and medical imaging firm TedCas made it a reality. With the use of a Myo armband, various cameras, and voice recognition software, Thalmic Labs’ technology is at the center of what could be a transformative shift in the way surgeons work.

sign language

Researchers at Arizona State University are using Myo armbands to translate American Sign Language.

sign language

The Myo armband’s proprietary EMG sensors, built in-house by Thalmic Labs, are being used in combination with a highly sensitive motion sensor to translate American Sign Language on a computer screen. The Myo technology has the potential to rapidly accelerate the way that the hearing impaired communicate with those who do not know the language.


Since Thalmic Labs was founded in the spring of 2012, we’ve grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, and designers committed to building the future of wearable technology.

Our office spaces are designed to spark insightful conversations, debates, and creativity.

Thalmic Labs Special Projects Facility #6
27 Gaukel St.
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1Y6
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