|arya||Date: Tuesday, 10-May-2011, 5:24 PM | Message # 1|
|Japanese company Neurowear is creating a range of fashion items that are operated using brainwaves, including a pair of moveable cat ears. |
The cat ear product, called "necomimi" is a novelty hair band that is worn in the normal way but features sensors that pick up on brain signals and convert them into visible actions -- in this case by wiggling the cat ears.
The ears twitch through a range of different positions, which correspond to different brain activity. So when you concentrate, the ears point upwards and when you relax the ears flop down and forwards. The result is a kick-ass pair of ears that will make everyone at the furry convention / fancy dress party jealous.
So far it's not much more sophisticated than that and the headband looks fairly chunky -- not ideal even for the most hardcore Japanese cosplay enthusiast. But it's certainly interesting to see more playful applications for mind control than those currently in the market.
Full article/source - http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-05/5/neurowear-cat-ears