Japan’s weirder toys

2012-07-19 00:00

JAPANESE electronics company Neurowear unveiled its Necomimi in San Diego, U.S., last week.

Not on sale in SA, the toy uses advanced brainwave-reading technology to waggle or droop fluffy ears in response to the wearer’s emotional state. The device is designed to recognise three different emotional states and moves the cat ears accordingly.

A brain-computer interface has an electro­encephalograph (EEG) sensor that sits on the forehead to detect electrical impulses and an ear clip that grounds the device to improve the signal.

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