Japanese tech company Neurowear is making a range of wearable products incorporating brainwaves into their use. The one above is called Nechomimi. The cat ears stick up when you’re alert, droop when you’re relaxed, and bob up and down while you’re somewhere in the middle, as shown in the two videos below. JapanTrends offers a few ideas for using this technology in a non-ridiculous, not-fursuit-sex-related way. They say it could be used to help mentally disabled people express alertness non-verbally, for example. So it’s got that going for it, which is nice.
The official website for Neurowear, who are possibly writing everything as a haiku, inscrutably explains the Nechomimi cat ears:
This cat’s ear shaped machine utilizes brain waves
and express your condition before you start talking. [...]
If people show their feeling even they don’t express,
what differences will be happened?
Interesting? Ashamed? Scared?
That sounds familiar. Man, we can’t wait to get these and then have to sometimes hold them down with our Trapper Keepers.