Google Glass? Sony's patented a "smart wig"

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 10 months ago)

If you’re still unused to the idea of Google Glass, then you should brace yourself: Sony’s engineering team has seemingly filed a patent for what appears to be a “smart wig”. To quote the patent itself, it is a “wearable computing device, comprising a wig that is adapted to cover at least a part of a head of a user.” The “smart wig” (we’re still finding it weird to say) will be connected to a partner device – like a smartphone or tablet – that will alert it every time the user receives a message, or an email, or even an app update. That’s not all, though – looking at the patent more closely indicates what sort of ideas Sony has for its proposed wearable tech, including a camera sensor, a GPS sensor, and even a laser pointer (!). Who needs Google Glass when you can have a magical toupee, anyway? You’ll have to wait a little longer though – Sony has not stated when it plans to start work on the wig yet. 

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