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The Necomimi ears consist of a pair of fuzzy, plush cat ears and a headband. The ears fit securely on two large, rectangular blocks on the headband, and because they're removable you can potentially replace them with, say, horns, antennae, or something else. The blocks are mounted on motorized pads, letting the ears move up and down in response to your brain activity. That activity is measured by a sensor that presses against your forehead and a pair of sensors that clip onto your left ear. Both connect to a long box on the left side of the headband with a Power button and a compartment that holds four AAA batteries.

Aug 3, 2015 - The Necomimi is effectively a headband with a pair of motorized cat ears

We’ve seen brainwave-sensing used for , the judicious application of , and attempting to : now the technology has reached its summit, with cosplay-style wiggling cat ears. The handiwork of Neurowear, the straps a couple of motorized furry cat ears to a brainwave-monitoring headband, so that you can wiggle them appropriately.

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“Your Change To Be Shunned By Humanity: Wearable, Brainwave Monitoring, Motorized Cat Ears” While the affordable Twitchy Kitty pieces are perfect for or Halloween, ThinkGeek makes sure to state that they do not read brainwaves, like Brainwave-Controlled Cat Ears. Neurowear's ears made quite a stir a few years ago with its claim that by putting on the headset, the motorized ears will actually react to your thoughts and emotions by moving around.

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Then Japan founded the idea of the augmented human body. This was a project that used brain wave sensors to gauge emotion. This specific product was a headband that had a sensor attached to the forehead and two cat ears on the top. When the wearer put on what was known as neurowear, they were able to control the ears actions by using their thoughts and emotions. The cat ears would change position based on how you were feeling, much like a cat’s. They could react to fear, curiosity, and much more. The ears were motorized and could be swapped out for dog ears or even devil horns, though cat ears remained the most popular. Surprisingly the ears could run on only four AAA batteries and sold for several hundred dollars. The neurowear premiered in 2011 and proved to be quite popular.

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Over the holidays, I picked up a Necomimi neurowear cat ears toy. This thing was super cheap but has the same EEG sensor and EEG DSP chip as the more expensive NeuroSky MindWave EEG headsets. (the idea behind the toy is that it displays your mental state by moving motorized cat ears). I need to hack it to disable the ear motors and break out the raw EEG signal to an external computer, probably a Raspberry Pi or something similar. If there's any interest, I could drop by the next NEIWG meeting for show-and-tell (when is the next meeting?). It has a 512Hz sample rate and 3-100Hz range, it can read delta, theta, low/high alpha, low/high beta, and gamma as well as eye blink rate. Communicates via a simple serial UART.The Necomimi is a pair of motorized animal shaped ears and a sensor, on a headband, that pick up electrical signals from the wearer’s brain. “Necomimi” literally means “mini cat ears.”