Thursday, May 05, 2011

Japanese Cats Ears For "Communication"

This latest wacky Japanese fashion invention called "Necomimi" comes from the nerowear company. This is a headband that receives brain transmissions and activates the pink pussycat ears to express "communication" or interest in someone or some thing:



This is somewhat reminiscent of the Aum Shinrikyo's very own invention of the Perfect Salvation Initiation Cap that would "stimulate the brain and synchronize the brain waves with those of the master." Riiight.




See also: Coming Soon: 'NINGEN GAKKI'

4 comments:

  1. I wonder if those ears can also double as handles.

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  2. If you look at the earlier video [ http://youtu.be/XznibGFPGHk ], the "Necomimi" has a ginormous servo-motor & battery as well as several bulky headbands that the above video has cleverly hidden.

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  3. Thanks Mark. And this is just now a prototype but if they start to mass market the "Necomimi" I wonder if it will become popular. It is an interesting concept.

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  4. UPDATE from BoingBong:
    http://boingboing.net/2012/02/21/howto-make-animatronic-cat-ear.html
    HOWTO make animatronic cat-ears

    See:
    http://youtu.be/Bmfi5lZXoHc

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