Newsbit: Microsoft toying with “wearable” controllers
By now the world is well aware of what it’s like to be the controller thanks to Kinect and other motion-sensing peripherals, but a recently-filed patent from Microsoft hints at a future of wearing controllers. And no, it’s not a new Power Glove. We’ve learned from IGN and Patent Bolt that the new patent describes utilizing electromyography sensors which read electrical signals sent through specific muscles to execute commands based on the user’s gestures. In lay man’s terms, this new system can record how your muscles move to control a device, and that’s pretty darn cool. Not only is this neat for games, but more importantly, it can be used to control prosthetic limbs among other life-changing applications.