Look: No Hands! Microsoft Files Patent for Muscle-Based Controller

Imagine controlling a car door, video game, iPod or computer without a mouse or keyboard. Sometimes, using the control devices we’ve become used to are not convenient, and Microsoft has a way around them: Program muscle actions into the device. The story broke over the New Year’s 2010 weekend in BoyGeniusReport.

According to BGR, Microsoft has filed a patent that could have wide-reaching implications in every-day life. More amazing possibilities exist for those with a wide array of disabilities. What can be done if muscle movements can be trained and then used to work the controls of a program or other devices? And just imagine THAT version of the Xbox!