Thalmic Labs Inc.

Thalmic Labs Inc.

Thalmic is changing the way people interact with technology.

Headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, we're developing exciting new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction: Technologies which bridge the gap between man and machine, enabling us to accomplish new feats, enhance our abilities, and explore new possibilities.


News on Thalmic Labs Inc.

As BlackBerry Sheds Staff, Local Tech Companies Look to Scoop Talent
For years, BlackBerry was the anchor of the Kitchener-Waterloo tech industry, but as the former giant continues to shed staff, local startups are looking to hire that talent. “There are... more
OpenChannel Aims to Break Down Barrier Between Platform Makers and App Developers
When it comes to wearable technology, the focus is usually on the devices. But without software applications, even the coolest piece of wearable tech can’t do much. Since many of those... more
Minister of Economic Development Says Canada's 'Super Tech Corridor' Second Only to Silicon Valley
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, this week delivered a keynote address about Ontario's economic development strategy and new Business Growth Initiative... more
Thalmic Labs Launches Myo Market, Hits 100 Apps for Armband
Thalmic Labs this week fully released the Myo Market, now out of beta. The Canadian company also noted that the Myo Market now has more than 100 applications for the Myo armband. The Myo... more
Canada’s 20 Most Innovative Technology Companies
Today, the Canadian Innovation Exchange announced the 2015 roster of 20 innovative technology companies that have been inducted into the annual CIX Top 20 program. Companies are chosen by a... more
As Market Grows, One Great App Can Drive Wearable Adoption in Enterprise
The wearables market is tech’s fastest-growing sector. From devices like the Apple Watch to Fitbit to Oculus Rift, the breadth and sophistication of wearables in the market continues to grow... more
Thalmic Labs Expands Retail Presence in Canada, Shows Off Myo Armband Uses
Following a successful push into US markets through Amazon, Myo is strengthening its presence in home country Canada by launching across more than 40 Best Buy locations. Thalmic Labs' nationwide... more
Is the University of Waterloo Better than Stanford?
Frank Bruni recently penned an Op Ed in the New York Times titled How to Survive the College Admissions Madness. Bruni tells the story of a handful of American high school grads and their quest to... more
Gesture-Controlled Keynotes: Thalmic Labs Launches 'Myo for Presentations'
Thalmic Labs this morning announced the availability of its newest application for the Myo armband. "Myo for Presentations" opens up possibilities for presenters to control slides with natural... more
Thalmic Labs Works with DJ to Bring Motion Control to Live Performances with Myo Armband
Thalmic Labs, the technology company behind the Myo armband, is working with DJ Armin Van Buuren and his production company, Haute Technique, to bring touch-free gesture and motion control to live... more
PwC Names Canada's Innovator of Year, Highlights 10 Up-and-Coming Tech Companies
Kitchener-based Thalmic Labs, a creator and provider of wearable computing products, was named Innovator of the Year at last night's Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards hosted by PwC. The award... more
At WearHacks, Canadian Students Build the Future of Wearable Tech in a Weekend
Hackathons are a new way of creating and recognizing innovation. The term, coined in 1999, has become ubiquitous with each passing day. Technologists collaborate together in an intense, short... more
Thalmic Labs Integrates Myo Armband with Smartglasses Including Google Glass and Recon Jet
Thalmic Labs today annonced the integration of its flagship product, the Myo armband, with smartglasses, including Google Glass, Epson Moverio, and Recon Jet. The Myo armband enables workers to... more Includes Canadian Startups Among Wearable Launch Partners
We’re on the verge of a significant shift in computing technology - wearable computers. As smartphones and tablets enter maturity, the wearables category - expected to be worth hundreds of... more
Thalmic Labs Unveils Final Design of the Myo Armband
Today Thalmic Labs revealed the final design for its gesture control device, the Myo armband (pictured). The state-of-the-art industrial design is a thin, expandable band, which is nearly half the... more
Canadian April Fools' Day Jokes That Had Us Laughing All Morning
April Fools' Day is all wrapped up. Below we share five of our favourite Canadian-made jokes involving tech companies. 1. Teambuy eliminates the need for credit cards with the W.A.L.L.E.T. 2.... more
We Are Wearables Hosts Investor, Researcher, and Doctor for 'Health as an Application' Panel
We Are Wearables cofounders Tom Emich and Sean Mayers hosted a full house for Wearable Wednesdays Toronto at the MaRS Discovery District this week, leading a panel discussion focusing on health as... more
Thalmic Labs Strengthens its Board of Directors with Addition of Ex-BlackBerry CFO
Waterloo's Thalmic Labs, the maker of the innovative Myo armband, announced yesterday the addition of Dennis Kavelman to its Board of Directors. Kavelman joins the board alongside Stephen Lake,... more
Clearpath Robotics Partners with Thalmic Labs to Drive Robot with Arm Motions
Kitchener based companies and University of Waterloo startups, Thalmic Labs and Clearpath Robotics have joined forces to prove gesture controlled robots are possible. Thalmic Labs, developers of... more
2013 Startup of the Year: Thalmic Labs CEO Stephen Lake on the Future of Myo
Thalmic Labs this month was crowned winner of the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards in the Startup of the Year category. The company's debut product, Myo, is a gesture-sensing armband that takes its... more
Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards!
    After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards boils down to this one moment. The winners. This year we received nearly 36,000 votes, fully doubling... more
The Four Most Significant Venture Capital Rounds Raised by Canadian Startups in 2013
2013 was a strong year for venture capital funding in Canada, as evidenced by what we feel were the four most significant rounds raised by Canadian startups this year.   1. HootSuite... more
Canada's 20 Most Dynamic and Visionary Technology Firms
PwC just announced the 20 companies shortlisted for its Vision to Reality awards. The awards celebrate Canada’s "most dynamic and visionary technology firms." The shortlist will be... more
N36 Hosts Wearable Computing Hackathon Featuring Thalmic's MYO Armbands
The Next 36 will be holding its first ever Hackathon on September 13 and 14 in Waterloo and Toronto hosted by Google.  The theme will be wearable computing and the N36 are delivering the... more
Thalmic Labs Strengthens Team With Addition of Two BlackBerry Execs
Former Blackberry Senior Vice President Mike Galbraith has joined Kitchener-Waterloo's Thalmic Labs, creators of the revolutionary MYO armband, as CFO. In addition, David Perston, former... more
One Armband To Rule Them All: MYO Prepares to Blow Your Mind with Amazing Apps
If the MYO, the gesture-control armband, does even half the things that people are asking for on Twitter, you can pretty much expect this device to blow your mind. To make this happen, Thalmic Labs... more
Toronto's Creative Destruction Lab Reflects on Solid Year of Launching Eight Canadian Startups
It's been a solid year for the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab, which opened its doors in November 2012 to 18 early-stage ventures. Eight startups successfully completed... more
Why This Canadian Entrepreneur Chose to Launch a Hardware Startup in an Era of Software
These days, the startup ecosystem is extremely software-centric. That doesn't mean hardware isn't a good space to be in, of course. But hardware entrepreneurs often get strange looks from their... more
Thalmic Labs Raises $14.5 Million Series A Round
Thalmic Labs has raised $14.5 million, the largest Series A round raised by any startup after going through Silicon Valley's Y Combinator program. Thalmic Labs, which was raised in the VeloCity... more
Y Combinator Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, the Motion Tracking Armband
Last month Techvibes reported that Waterloo's Thalmic Labs had been selected for startup accelerator Y Combinator's winter 2013 cohort. At that time Thalmic Labs was being very secretive about... more
What's in Your Water, Waterloo? Startup Legend Praises Canadian City's Entrepreneurs
Waterloo has made a name for itself on a global scale by punching well above its weight class. Despite a small population, the scrappy city has been recognized one of the world's best startup... more
Canadian Startup Lands in Y Combinator Winter 2013 Cohort
Last month startup accelerator Y Combinator announced that they would be cutting down the size of their winter 2013 cohort after their summer 2012 class crept up to a whopping 84 companies.... more

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