Neurowear has developed a set of ears that apparently respond to the wearer’s emotions via a sensor.

Some people spend their lives wearing their hearts on their sleeves.  Thanks to a Japanese company, you can show off exhibit your innermost feelings somewhere else – a pair of fluffy ears on your head. (Pics and video)


Electronics firm Neurowear has created a set of ears that apparently respond to the wearer’s emotions via a sensor on the forehead

When the user is sad the ears flop down, if they are concentrating they stand up, wiggle around if the wearer is amused and go flat if they are tired.


Neurowear claims that there is a direct link between what the person is thinking and what the Neocomimi ears do.

In videos posted on its website, however, it is hard to tell if they are entirely in control of what is happening.


In one, a small boy appears utterly confused as the ears twirl apparently at random above him.

Another young girl gazes intently at the camera – without the ears moving at all.

One thing that is certain is that the ears inspire interaction and amusement from those around them in ways few gadgets have done before.


Bob Yirka wrote on ‘Whether it’s the cuteness factor, or a feeling that something is being conveyed by the person, albeit artificial ears… there is something unique and sweet about the whole human/machine interaction that very clearly evokes something in others.’

The Neocomimi works with a headband that goes round the user’s forehead and monitors brain waves.

A small computer then supposedly works out what kind of mood the person is in and changes the angle of the ears with a small motor.

Neurowear clearly has high hopes for the ears but even its own promotional video shows the potential pitfalls.


In the short film an attractive girl wearing the ears who sees a man she likes walk past – only for her ears to turn up in the air.

He walks on by and doesn’t stop – and the ears turn down again.

The ears brought a slew of comments from users including one man who claimed cheekily that: ‘Men have built-in neurowear.’

A female poster replied on the same blog: ‘So do women. You just can’t see ours.’

Via Daily Mail