Japan In The News: Necomimi (Cat Ear) Biosensor

Several news and blog postings have recently featured a new device from Japan which apparently uses brain waves to control cat ears worn on the head called “necomimi”. Check out the YouTube video and the manufacturer’s website at http://neurowear.net/ (text below in blue were taken from this website describing the product).

People think that our bodies have limitations,
but just imagine if we had organs that don’t exist,
and could control that new body?

We created new human organs that use a brainwave sensor.

Necomimi is the new communication tool
that augments the human bodies and abilities.

This cat’s ear shaped machine utilizes brainwaves
and expresses your emotional state before you start talking

Just put on Necomimi and if you are concentrating,
this cat’s ear shaped machine will rise.
When you are relaxed, your new ears lie down.

If you are concentrating and relaxing at the same time,
your new ears will rise and actively move.
In general, professional sports players demonstrate this ability the most.

What will happen when people show their feelings
even when they don’t express them?
Interesting? Ashamed? Scared?

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.


4 thoughts on “Japan In The News: Necomimi (Cat Ear) Biosensor

  1. Well, if the video isn’t a rigged demo with someone controlling the ears via wire, then this could be the next new fad. I predict boxes of these things taking up closet space in 5 years.

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