Hairware Extensions Are Capable of Carrying Out Tasks

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 10, 2015
References: katiavega & gizmodiva
When you think of innovations that have to do with hair extensions, what's probably top-of-mind are improvements that have been made to fastening systems or the integration of lights—but Hairware is introducing smart hair extensions that are on a playing field of their own.

Hairware extensions employ "the conscious use of unconscious auto-contact behaviors," or more simply put, they are able to pick up on a number of nonverbal signals in order to perform an action. For instance, twirling a strand of hair could automatically send a text message, share the wearer's location, post a selfie or record a conversation. Developed by beauty technology designer Katia Vega and IoT Specialist Marcio Cunha, what gives these hair extensions their superpowers is conductivity.

As Hairware indicates, the next generation of wearable technology gadgets could become more inconspicuous by being integrated into parts of the human body.