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Now, 'cute-as-a-button' cat ears that move to reflect your mood!

June 9, 2011 - Melbourne

Japan has unveiled its latest craze - electronic cat ears that move based on what you are thinking!

According to the inventors, the 'cute-as-a-button' ears are programmed to reflect your mood by reading your brainwaves, reports the

The ears perk up when they concentrate and flop down when users enter a relaxed state of mind.

The fluffy headwear is called 'Necomimi', a play on the Japanese words for cat and ear but the first two syllables are also short for 'neuro communication'.

"We were exploring new ways of communicating and we thought it would be interesting to use brainwaves," said Kana Nakano, a member of the inventor team Neurowear.

"Because the sensors must be attached to the head, we tried to come up with something cute and catchy," he added.


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