Sony Files Patent For “SmartWig”

smartwigIf technology did not already make you feel insane enough, Engadget reports that Sony wants you to wear a wig that gives you GPS directions and vibrates when you receive an email:

Sony’s trying to patent what it calls a “SmartWig.” The application describes a standard wig that could “be made from horse hair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak hair or any kind of synthetic material,” with a circuit board hidden among those luscious locks.

That board can talk to a “second computing device” wirelessly — such as a phone or even a pair of smartglasses — and actuators embedded in the hairpiece could “provide tactile feedback to the user.” In other words, the wig could vibrate when you receive emails and the like. The wig-chip could also include GPS and an ultrasound transducer, with different regions buzzing to give navigation cues.

4 Comments on "Sony Files Patent For “SmartWig”"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Nov 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm |

    DAFUQ?

  2. This makes me think of the squids in Strange Days.

  3. They didn’t go far enough from the description. However, Endgadget didn’t link to the patent. https://www.google.com/patents/US20130311132?dq=Sony+wig+electronic+hair&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gTCZUpLtIs35oATy_YH4BA&ved=0CEEQ6AEwAQ

  4. I would only wear it if it looked the the Devo pomp wig.

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