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.
Hardly days ago I was moaning about how we will never get to the Internet of things (IoT). Electric imp seems out to mock my moan. The electric imp API pairs with its hardware. The hardware can be installed in an electronic device, with the example given of a weight scale. The hardware delivers a seamless wifi experience and then through the API links up the data to cloud services, presumably destined through an app for an Android, iOS or other OS device. The API itself is still in beta.
The Industrial Internet of Things will bring with it investments reaching half a trillion dollars within the next four years. Giants such as GE are touting this trend and calling on developers to prepare for it. This article looks at what developers will want to prepare for with the Industrial IoT.