Sony Is Taking The Idea Of Wearable Tech To A New Level With The Smartwig


Sony has filed for patents concerning its newest venture into wearable technology, the Sony Smartwig. Just read the abstract from the Patent Office filing to get an idea of what this is all about.

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.

I’m just not sure where this going or what purpose this has at all. But I guess Sony is staying one step ahead just in case there’s a sudden interest in Smartwigs, at least they’ll have the patent first.

Source: Engadget, USPTO

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