Cat-like body parts wouldn't be the first use that we'd think about when creating mind-technology interaction, but the Japanese are different.
After creating the Necomini Brainwave Cat Ears
, Neuro Wear has brought forth the mind-controlled tail: Shippo.
Worn around the waist, the tail, still only in concept stage at the moment, is connected to a sensor that senses wearer moods.
The tail wags slowly when the wearer is relaxed, and fast when he or she is excited. Fear is supposedly possible to detect as well.
As if that weren't enough, the fuzzy thing can link to a smartphone app that shares the owner's mood through social networking channels.
It isn't clear if a single mood sensor can be used to operate both the Shippo and the Necomini cat ears.
We suppose we'll only find out when Neuro
finally adds the project to its website.