Neurowear May 6, 2011Posted by reto wettach in biofeedback, innovative interfaces, making the invisible visible, new technologies, physical interaction design, social computing.
As some of my students are currently trying to build brain controlled interfaces, I would like to point out to these sweet ears by Neurowear, which are controlled by its wearer’s mind.
Here from their quite poetic description:
People think that our body has limitation,
however just imagine if we have organs that doesn’t exist,
moreover we can control that new body?
We created new human’s organs that use brain wave sensor.
「necomimi」is the new communication tool
that augments human’s body and ability.
This cat’s ear shaped machine utilizes brain waves
and express your condition before you start talking.
Just put on 「necomimi」 and if you are concentrated on,
this cat’s ear shaped machine will rise.
When you are relaxed, your new ears lie down.
If concentration and relaxing time comes at the same time,
your new ears rise and move actively.
In general, professional sport players demonstrate their abilities most in this condition.
If people show their feeling even they don’t express,
what differences will be happened?
Interesting? Ashamed? Scared?
In the beginning, people may feel strange,
however people are getting accustomed to control their new ears by brain waves
if they keep using. At this moment, 「necomimi」can be part of your body
I am not sure, whether this is just a fake or not, but I like it. Would be nice to research further “communication tools” for our bodies…