Canada has tech talent! There are several companies making a name for themselves on the global front in the world of technology.  Canada has some of the top engineering and computer science school programs in North America. The University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo are two of the best schools, producing some of the best talents in North America. The University of Waterloo is located in the region of Kitchener-Waterloo. The Waterloo Region’s tech sector is growing faster than that of any other community in Canada and, surprisingly, only behind one other in the United States.

One of the companies that have made a name for themselves is Thalmic Labs. Thalmic labs’ slogan is the future of wearable technology and human-computer interaction (HCI). Their claim to fame is the Myo device. The Myo armband is a wearable gesture control and motion control device that lets you take control of your phone, computer, and so much more, touch-free.  The idea is to allow one’s hand, arm, and finger motions to control a user interface (whether it’s your phone, AR/VR goggles, or watch) without physical manipulation of a touchscreen or physical control. It is beneficial when hands-free is a requirement while still offering basic navigation, but the drawback is most people are unfamiliar with the gestures. Thalmic lab’s Myo device was the device that, along with the Xbox Kinect, really transcended gesture technology.


Recently, Thalmic lab’s CEO Stephen Lake made a huge announcement about the Myo device.  Stephen Lake’s blog officially announced Ending Sales of Myo, Preparing for the Future.

Previously, they have made the news on the global front involving other major technology companies.


The future for Thalmic labs might be coming sooner rather than later. They have been working on a secret smart glasses. The name of the glasses is North. The name represents Canada well.

The smart glasses are still very secretive and if it has any of the technology from the Myo, it must be a pair of smart glasses that is augmented with gesture interfacing. From the look of it from the by North website, it looks like a very fashionable looking smart glasses that will enable users to text, navigate and much more.

Brightersight is looking forward to getting our hands on a pair of these smart glasses for some testing. Especially since it is a fellow Canadian company.

To read more about the North smart glasses, check out the links below.