“A team of Japanese inventors have come with a new device that blends the country’s fascination with cuteness and its penchant for experimental high-tech — brainwave-controlled cat ears.
The fluffy headwear reads users’ brain activity, meaning the ears perk up when they concentrate and then flop down again to lay flat against the head when users enter a relaxed state of mind, say its developers.
The gizmo is called ‘Necomimi’ — a play on the Japanese words for cat and ear, but the first two syllables are also short for ‘neuro communication’, says Neurowear, the inventor team whose brainchild it is.”
–AFP. “Brainwaves Control Cat-Ear Hat.” Discovery News. June 8, 2011. Web.