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Mudra Band: Gesture control wristband for the Apple Watch raises over US$170,000 in crowdfunding

The Mudra Band has raised over US$170,000 in crowdfunding. (Image source: Wearable Devices Ltd)
The Mudra Band has raised over US$170,000 in crowdfunding. (Image source: Wearable Devices Ltd)
The Mudra Band is not an ordinary third-party strap for the Apple Watch. Wearable Devices Ltd claims to have brought gesture controls to the popular smartwatch by way of interpreting nerve signals. The Mudra Band communicates via Bluetooth and is currently available to order for US$159. The project has raised over US$170,000 in crowdfunding so far, too.
Alex Alderson,

The Mudra Band may look like a run of the mill strap for the Apple Watch, but it packs an awful lot of tech. The Mudra Band has been designed by Wearable Devices Ltd, which claims to have brought gesture controls to the Apple Watch. Specifically, the Mudra Band is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3 or newer and communicates with the smartwatch via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Wearable Devices Ltd has built its band around an IMU (6-DOF) motion sensor, a gyroscope and 3 SNC sensors. The Mudra Band uses these sensors to detect nerve impulses, which it maps to gestures like controlling music playback.

According to the company, the Mudra Band will get over 2 days of battery life from its 40 mAh Li-Po battery. The band recharges via pogo pins, which Wearable Devices Ltd claims can recharge the Mudra in less than an hour. The Mudra Band is IP56 certified too.

Wearable Devices Ltd has received over US$170,000 in crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The project still has 5 days to run where a few early bird units are available for US$159. Wearable Devices Ltd claims that it will eventually sell the Mudra for US$249 and aims to ship to Indiegogo backers in December 2020.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-11 (Update: 2020-08-11)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.