Life cycle testing is an essential step in the design process of a consumer hardware product. Hi, my name is Chris Thiele and as a member of the Electrical Engineering team here at Thalmic Labs, I work on the electrical design of various life cycle tests for the Myo™ Armband. - Read More -
It’s no secret that your workplace is where you spend the majority of your waking hours. At 40+ hours per week, this place represents a large part of your life, and your co-workers can often become a second family to you. In just under two years, the Thalmic team has grown from 3 co-founders to a team of engineers, researchers and designers building the future of human-computer interaction. - Read More -
Thalmic Labs is proud to announce that the Myo Alpha Program has officially begun. The Myo Alpha Program is a unique opportunity for select developers to get their hands on an early version of the Myo armband and have early access to the Myo SDK. This is a really exciting program for us here at Thalmic as well as our developer community. - Read More -
At Thalmic Labs we’re always looking forward to new and emerging technologies which are defining the future. The start of a new year, especially post-CES, is one of the most exciting time periods for technology enthusiasts as we receive a barrage of announcements, details, and leaks. My name is Idris and as one of the engineers in the Machine Learning department at Thalmic Labs, I love researching and discovering new devices – some of which the Myo™ armband can interface with – when I’m not busy designing and implementing gesture recognition algorithms (we’ll save those details for a future blog post!). Here are some of the coolest gadgets I’m looking forward to this year: - Read More -
On Monday January 6th, a few members of the Thalmic Labs team attempted to make the trek down to Las Vegas for CES. CES is the annual Consumer Electronics Show that takes place in Las Vegas every January, attracting between 100,000 and 150,000 people each year. The show brings together the latest and greatest in the tech industry, with countless product launches from companies big and small. The show is said to contain approximately 37 football fields full of technology. - Read More -
Although 2013 was an important year for Thalmic for many reasons, one of the biggest changes for the team came in November when we made the move to our newly renovated, custom designed, office space.
Now that we’re all settled in, we are so excited to share with you the space where the Myo™ armband is being brought to life. Below you’ll find photos of our new home and descriptions of the thought and inspiration behind it all, as told by our interior design firm, ThinkForm.
Saying that 2013 has been a big year for us here at Thalmic Labs would be an understatement. Over the past year, our team has grown nearly 10 times in size. With this year quickly coming to a close, we thought we’d share our 2013 experiences with a round up! From concept and Myo Alpha units to awards and live demos, this year has been nothing short of exciting for the Thalmic team.
Starting a hardware company is a daunting task. Not only are prototype device builds time consuming and expensive, but you often need to change the design many times before you are satisfied with a product you can ship. This problem is multiplied when you’re presented with a complex design challenge that is breaking new ground. This is a challenge that unfortunately can prevent many hardware start-ups from getting off the ground. For Thalmic Labs to realize the final Myo™ armband design, it took many, many, PCB (Printed Circuit Board) prototype builds before the hardware team was happy with the end product. - Read More -
Across all of the engineering departments at Thalmic Labs, we have multiple co-op students working alongside our full-time engineers to help deliver the future of wearable technology. Our co-ops are an integral part of our constantly growing team and with the University of Waterloo right around the corner, we’re fortunate enough to have exceptionally talented student applicants.
With a total of 10 co-ops and roles within the Software, Machine Learning, Hardware and Mechanical teams this term, what better way to get an idea of what’s going on here at Thalmic Labs than to get to know our co-ops!
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Today, we’re introducing the Myo Developer Kit! The Myo Developer Kit is a way for developers and early adopters to start building great applications with the Myo armband ahead of the final release to consumers. The kit consists of a full core hardware version of Myo, to pair with the core APIs and documentation which will be available on our developer portal.
The reason for providing this option is because we want to get a Myo unit in the hands of developers as soon as possible, and don’t want to wait until all of the final consumer software is ready. We will be actively working with those who pre-order developer kits to refine the software experience for the final version. While we don’t anticipate making changes to the core hardware between the Myo Developer Kit and the final version of the Myo armband, software upgrades will be available for those who choose to pre-order a Myo Developer Kit.