Furry Ears And Tails
Neuroscience-inspired fashion is perhaps the oddest of mind-controlled products. For example, a device called Shippo uses a NeuroSky EEG headset to control a furry, robotic tail. And Necomimi Cat Ears, developed by the Japanese tech company Neurowear, use EEG to move fuzzy ears on a headband according to the user’s mood—relaxed, interested, etc.
The ears, incidentally, could serve a practical purpose: screening phone calls. At the AT&T Hackathon last year, neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni proved that the headset can also connect to a smartphone. Scorcioni developed an app called Good Times, which blocks or accepts calls also based on the wearer’s emotional state as reflected by the ears.
Think of it—mind-controlled technology not only could take Halloween costumes to the next level, but could allow you to control all aspects of your aesthetic with just a thought.