16 May '11, 6am

Only in Japan: Hi-tech headgear shaped like cat's ears move according to the wearer's thoughts and feelings

Only in Japan: Hi-tech headgear shaped like cat's ears move according to the wearer's thoughts and feelings

Hanako Miyake demonstrates Japanese research project team Nerowear's 'Necomimi ' and the table shows her brainwaves at its promotional event in Tokyo May 8, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS View more photos TOKYO - IN JAPAN, they're all ears for the latest in hi-tech fashion. The stylish headgear, a set of white ears that move according to the wearer's thoughts and emotions, is called Necomimi - 'cat's ears' in Japanese. With two brain-wave sensors, Necomimi can detect and interpret the emotional state of the wearer, expressing it through four distinct movements. The eats shoot up with the wearer is nervous or focused, but flatten when the person is relaxed. During a specific activity like a game or reading a book, in which the user may be relaxed and focused at the same time, the ears swirl around in a circular motion. When brain activity is low, they flap gently back and forth. T...

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TOKYO - In Japan, they are all ears for the latest in high-tech fashion. The stylish headgear, a set of white ears that mo...