Thalmic Labs has developed Myo, a gesture control arm band that interprets electronic impulses of muscle actions to wirelessly control devices. They have an SDK/Framework for creating applications that can communicate with the armband. In addition to the SDK, Thalmic plans on soon releasing open source APIs to garner a community of developer support and interest.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Internet of Things, Motion, and Transportation. Also recently added are several SDKs for the Slack platform, microBees IoT platform and Ziggeo video platform. Here is a summary of what is new to the directory.
SmartThings makes bid for Internet of Things with updates to mobile app and developer tools. StrongLoop's LoopBack API gets upgraded for offline synchronization. Plus: New API for image tagging, and Blackberry looks to solve an IoT problem.