Regular wigs are so passé. Sony has just filed a patent for a "SmartWig".
The Japanese electronics company has filed a U.S. patent for a "SmartWig," which will use sensors to detect everything from blood pressure to brain waves.
The wearable wig could also be used in a number of practical ways, such as helping blind people navigate without any extra assistance, said Sony ( in its filing. )
Both products have generated a lot of buzz but skeptics have been pretty vocal, questioning the cost and benefits of the devices.
Don't expect to see the "SmartWig" on store shelves anytime soon.
The technology is still in "fundamental research stage and it has not been decided whether to commercialize the technology or not," said a Sony Europe spokesperson.
Sony has been trying for years to keep pace with rapid changes in the consumer electronics business, struggling to match the innovative gadgets produced by rivals such as Apple (Fortune 500). ,
Sony just released the new Playstation 4 this month, its first new gaming system in seven years. The system sells for $399 and is competing against Microsoft's (Fortune 500) rival Xbox One for sales in the upcoming the holiday season. ,
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