Clearly not content with the functionality of Kinect, Microsoft have succesfully patented a wearable controller that uses the wearers muscle movements to interact with various gadgets.

The Electromyography (EMG) based controller uses sensors to measure electrical signals generated by muscles and uses them to interact with your gadget, such as your phone, laptop or console, via a wired of wireless connection. Microsoft have also suggested that this tech would be implemented into armbands, wristwatches and even clothing.

The guys over at Eurogamer seem to have sussed that this tech may have been the project codenamed Loop, which wrapped around the players arm and was said to be more accurate than both the Wii and the PS Move controller. The tech was being developed pre-Wii and despite it starting to be implemented into gaming, it was dropped in favour of Kinect.

The video above was released in 2009, the same year that this device was patented and shows a man using the tech to play Guitar Hero.

In a weird twist of events, Al actually called wearable controllers in his Five New Features For The Xbox 720 article we posted in January!

So gamers, would you have preferred this device to Kinect? Would you still like to see it released? Let us know in the comments below.

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