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Sony's SmartWig is a Smartphone Lodged in Your Hair

By: Tiffany - Published: • References: engadget
With the increasingly growing trend of wearable technology, worldwide electronics manufacturer Sony teamed up with its engineers in creating an intelligent wig called the 'SmartWig.' According to Bloomberg, "The hairpiece would connect wirelessly to a device and could include a camera or GPS sensor." The headpiece will be able to hide one sensor, a control unit and a communication interface. The idea behind this innovation is that it acts very much like a smartphone, where it could vibrate or signify you whenever you receive mail or texts.

The styles of wigs also pertain to your specific use; for PowerPoint presentations, you use the Presentation Wig, for directions, you use the Navigation Wig and for taking blood pressure and body temperature, you have the Sensing Wig. Sony stipulates that materials for the wig include, horse hair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak, buffalo or other synthetic materials. Stats for Notification-Providing Wigs Trending: This Year & Buzzing
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