17 May '11, 8am

Fancy wearing "cat's ears" that move according to your thoughts & emotions?

TOKYO - In Japan, they are all ears for the latest in high-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 ears shoot up when the wearer is nervous or focused but droop 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. The science of neuro-control is being developed in labs all over the world as a way to help the disabled or victims of "locked-in" syndrome, where a patient is awake but unable to move or communica...

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