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Brainwave reading robotic cat ears, from Japan of course

japanese necomimi girl brain brainwave reader cat ears ..

The Asian Tube TV Online Videos Blog is featuring a videos of the new “Necomimi” that converts your brainwaves “communicative” movements on a kitty ear headband that you wear. The maker ”neurowear” describes the ears as a, ” fashion items using brain waves and other biosensor with “Augumented Human Body” [sic].

japanese salaryman with necomimi cat ears..

Personally, I would prefer just duct-taping my cat to my head, especially since an origin of the “Necomimi” was as a crappy trade item in Maplestory multiplayer online role-playing game— a magic hat, meh.
necomimi multiplayer online role-playing game (Wiki)


Also check out the previous 3Yen posts on the Japanese love of kitty crap…
. . . Cash register goes ‘MEOW’! (3Yen / 2011-02-28 )
. . . Japanese “maids” (3Yen / 2008-10-09)


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8 Responses to “Brainwave reading robotic cat ears, from Japan of course”

  1. MARKed TRAIL Says:

    If you look at the earlier video at , the “Necomimi” has a ginormous servo-motor & battery as well as several bulky headbands that the video you linked to has cleverly hidden.

  2. Taro Says:

    MARKed wrote:
    …the “Necomimi” has a ginormous servo-motor & battery as well as several bulky headbands

    Yes the first promotional video looked almost fake to me. However, the second video you refer to (below) shows a very un-svelte device.

  3. Dave Says:

    It seems like a new kind of functional cosplay.

  4. Kernimal Says:

    I would love these but in black! It’s sooo cool!

  5. How-to Cat Says:

    UPDATE from
    HOWTO make animatronic cat-ears

  6. StrangeCreatures Says:

    Hahaha, I’ve definitely seen stranger animals than that. Much much stranger.

  7. Robo-Pussy Tail Says:

    Here’s a new prototype “Shippo” (’tail’ in Japanese) from the same company, neurowear, that brought you the Necomimi.
    The Shippo is a brain-wave controlled tail that moves with your mood.

    Relaxed mood– Moving Soft-n-Slow
    Concentrated [sic] mood–Moving Hard-n-Fast

  8. Mr. T Says:

    The above prototype “Shippo” is now called ‘Tailly’! Their international product naming is clueless, but the marketing this to Furries is spot on.

    More info at…

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