Sony Patents a Wearable Smart Wig
The world of wearable smart devices is expanding into broader spectrums of technology. Just when smart watches are getting a strong grip in the market, some tech giants have started their research on smart wearable devices that could be tomorrow’s trend in smart world. The Google Glass concept is already famous in the tech community, Motorola just came with its wearable tattoo concept and now Sony has patented for a wearable smart wig and has got all the clearances from FCC.
This patent leads us to assume that Sony would come out with a wearable wig that could possibly have a computer and other sensors in-built, as it read:
“Wearable computing device, comprising a wig that is adapted to cover at least a part of a head of a user, at least one sensor for providing input data, a processing unit that is coupled to the at least one sensor for processing said input data, and a communication interface that is coupled to the processing unit for communicating with a second computing device. The at least one sensor, the processing unit and the communication interface are arranged in the wig and at least partly covered by the wig in order to be visually hidden during use.”
Considering wigs as something very stylish to flaunt, the patent filing further elaborated:
“Wigs are useful to enhance a user’s appearance and change other’s impressions because different hairstyles give different impressions. Thus many people use wigs. Especially bald people who usually wear wigs in their daily lives could take advantage of this. Also, many so-called “cosplayers” wear wigs and costumes to imitate their favorite characters in comics and animated films.”