Hesitant in expressing your innermost feelings? Try Neocomimi, the fluffy cat ears, which come laced with sensors that respond to one's emotions.
Developed by Japanese electronics company Neurowear, cat ears headband is brain-controlled. One can visually express emotions by just wearing the pair of fluffy cat ears on head.
“This cat’s ear shaped machine utilizes brainwaves and expresses your emotional state before you start talking,” states Neocomimi.
In fact, Necomimi is being touted as “the new communication tool that augments the human bodies and abilities.”
“In the beginning, people may feel strange, however people quickly become accustomed to controlling their new ears with their brainwaves. Right now, Necomimi can become a part of your body.”--Neurowear
How Neocomimi expresses emotions?
As the cat ears come with sensors, there is a direct link between what the wearer is thinking and how Neocomimi responds.
The sensors monitor brain waves, read the electric activity in mind, and express emotions through the position of ears.
The ears stand up when the person concentrates, and lie flat when one relaxes.
Also, if one is concentrating and relaxing at the same time, the ears rise and actively move. “In general, professional sports players demonstrate this ability the most,” states Neurowear.
The company has also released a demo video showing a girl wearing the headband. When she walks past a guy she likes, the ears stand up. As the man walks on and seems to ignore her, the ears droop.
“In the beginning, people may feel strange, however people quickly become accustomed to controlling their new ears with their brainwaves. Right now, Necomimi can become a part of your body,” claim the Japanese company.
Neurowear has high hopes for the device. Though the fluffy cat ears may be used as a fashion accessory or a toy at best, the technology can prove very useful.
As this technology facilitates non-verbal communication, it could be used in better understanding people who have troubles in communicating.
It could also be used by mentally disabled people like autism patients who have difficulty in expressing their emotions or reading the same signals from others.