New technology that reads minds

Informative Report

They may look cute or silly but these ears are cutting-edge technology.

Ears looking at you kid ... models wear the necomimi, or cats' ears.

They can read your brain waves and transmit how you’re feeling … in ear movements.

When you are relaxed or bored, the ears lie flat, when you are concentrating or focused they perk up, and even wiggle if you are amused.

The “Necomimi”, which means “cat’s ears” in Japanese, were launched in May but are set to go on sale at the end of the year, and were picked by Time magazine as one of the year’s 50 best inventions.

The invention’s goals are simple – it has two brain-wave sensors that can detect and interpret what you are thinking, and show it through four movements.

“We were exploring new ways of communicating and we thought it would be interesting to use brainwaves,” Kana Nakano of Neurowear told Agence France-Presse this year.

“Because the sensors must be attached…

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