Meowzers! Japanese mood-matching cat ear headset
If there’s one thing missing from this world it has to be electronic cat’s ears that perk up or flatten according to one’s mood. Fortunately humanity no longer has to wait for such a splendid creation to arrive thanks to Japanese inventors.
All one has to do is attach the fur-covered device to one’s head and the ears are programmed to react to your mood.
The toy, known as Necomimi, features brainwave sensors and depending on your mood, the ears flatten or stand at attention just like those of a real cat! Splendid, I know.
Neurowear’s Kana Nakano:
“We were exploring new ways of communicating and we thought it would be interesting to use brainwaves,” said Neurowear’s Kana Nakano.
“Because the sensors must be attached to the head, we tried to come up with something cute and catchy.”
The video below shows the prototype Necomimi, developed in black in white versions (what no calico?) using a sensor produced by a company in Silicon Valley.
Tomonori Kagaya, a member of the team behind the product:
“Brainwave sensors used for medical equipment cost several million yen, but falling costs have allowed people like us to seek interesting ways to use them.”
Neurowear has yet to set a price for the Necomimi, but hopes release the product by the end of the year. The question is, will you buy one?