Video: game controller works by monitoring muscle impulses

Friday, 16th December 2011 15:58 GMT By Andrew Groen

A new controller unveiled on YouTube this week works entirely by monitoring the impulses of any four muscles. They’ve even released a video of a user beating a level of Super Mario Bros with it.

Developed by biomedical company Advancer Technologies, the controller works by monitoring the state of whatever muscle it is attached to. A flex in the muscle create a small electrical surge that gets picked up by the device.

And it’s also fairly functional as well. The man in the video may well be a trained rep for the company, but we’re positive that many disabled gamers will be willing to put in the effort to master this controller if it means being able to play Super Mario Bros.

Via VentureBeat.



  1. mojo

    thats awesome for disabled people!
    they should definatly go on with this.
    could get interesting to see what type of gameplay u could do with that, together with other types of input devies, who knows?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. shogoz

    So how are they supposed to build all that before they use it?

    #2 3 years ago

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