SmartWig: Did Sony Pushed The Envelope Too Far?

Sony’s latest filed patent has got people scratching their heads in disbelief. In contrast to other tech companies who filed for patents for smartwatches or heads-up displays, Sony has seemingly has gone crazy and filed a patent for a smartwig. The application describes the wig to be made from either horse hair, human hair or other kinds of materials and features a… 

Sony’s latest filed patent has got people scratching their heads in disbelief. In contrast to other tech companies who filed for patents for smartwatches or heads-up displays, Sony has seemingly has gone crazy and filed a patent for a smartwig.

The application describes the wig to be made from either horse hair, human hair or other kinds of materials and features a hidden circuit board underneath. This board will be able to talk to a second computing device such as a smartphone or smartglasses and will provide tactile feedback to the user by using embedded actuators.

This means that the smartwig can vibrate when an email or message is received. GPS technology as well as an ultrasound transducer can also be incorporated into the wig to produce vibrations in different regions to correspond direction – a feature that can be very useful for helping blind people navigate.

The filing also pointed out that the wig is the best place to hide delicate electronics as humans tend to instinctively cover their heads more than any other part of the body whenever they feel danger. What do you think?

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