So you’re all set to cosplay as Dejiko from Di Gi Charat, maybe Ritsuka Aoyagi from Loveless, or Felicia from Darkstalkers, but you’re missing one vital part – the cat ears. Worry not, as Japanese company Neurowear are here to save the day with their Neurowear’s Necomimi ears and believe us these are no ordinary cat ears!
Neurowear have developed cat ears that move depending on your mood. Sensors built into the headband supposedly detect brainwaves given off by the wearer, which therefore causes movement of the ears. Their website even questions limits on the human body, suggesting that maybe it’s possible to control organs on our bodies that don’t exist.
According to Neurowear, “Necomimi is the new communication tool that augments a human’s body and ability. This cat’s ear shaped machine utilizes brain waves and expresses your condition before you start talking. Just put on Necomimi and if you are concentrated on [something], this cat’s ear shaped machine will rise. When you are relaxed, your new ears lie down. [If concentrated and relaxed] at the same time, your new ears will rise and move actively.”
As you can see in the commercial below, the wearer is concentrated on things like eating a chocolate doughnut and eying a cute guy, both of which causes the ears to perk up.
Unfortunately there is no release date or price yet. So far Neurowear have only been demonstrating a prototype (most recently at Smile Bazar at Omotesando Hills). This appears to be Neurowear’s first product in what is to become a new range of fashion using brain waves!