By: iCopywriter Senior Editor, Heather Price-Wright
You know when you watch a cat’s tail lazily twitch back and forth, signifying the deep contentment only our feline friends can feel? And you know when your reaction to that tail wagging is, “Man, I wish I could do that”?
Well, thanks, of course, to a Japanese company, now you can.
The company, called Neurowear, which makes devices and apps that read users’ brain waves, uses a heart monitor, headset and smartphone app to sense a wearer’s mood. That information is then sent to a wearable cat’s tail, which wags at different rates depending on mood changes. According to NY Daily News (p.s., you MUST watch the video available at the link), the tail wags vigorously when the wearer is focusing and languidly when he or she is at ease.
The app can also be used to tag a user’s emotional state to a location (Big Brother alert), through the use of emoticons arranged on a map, like check-ins, but with feelings (p.p.s., did we mention? You MUST watch the video). Presumably, fellow cat enthusiasts, complete with wagging tails, can use the app to find places other users have found relaxing and/or stimulating. They can also determine mutual “hang outs,” which seems important for someone who would voluntarily elect to wear an electronic animal tail – if anyone needs to find a fellow kindred spirit, it’s those folks.
Of course, this device got us thinking about other cool animal habits we could adapt for human use. In addition to some of the other “emoti-tech” posts we’ve already brought to your attention…Our best ideas:
- Skin implants that make you change color to match your surroundings, like an iguana.
- A wearable balloon filled with ink that bursts when you’re feeling threatened. Who needs pepper spray when you can be a human squid?
- Peacock tail implants for those for whom simply dressing nicely for a date just doesn’t say, “WOW!”
- Retractable claws for catfights. Rrrrow!
- A wearable baboon bottom that turns colors when you’re, well, “in the mood.” No need to flirt; just find the lady at the bar with the brightest behind.
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