Wigs. You put them on your head and they make you look like you have hair you don't really have. But in the end, they add nothing to the driving experience, and that's a real shame. UNTIL NOW!
In something to be filed in the "Why the hell didn't I think of that?" drawer, Sony is reportedly working to patent "smart wigs," which are hairy head-accessories with smartphone-like features, according to the BBC. Smart wigs — this should have happened years ago!
The smart wig falls under the same sort of "wearable technology" umbrella as Google Glass or the smartwatch. And like those devices, it has a potential benefit (if you want to call it that) when you get behind the wheel: with GPS technology it could help drivers navigate roads, the BBC says. Other functions include a sort of remote guidance:
It said that a small video camera or a sensor on the wig could help to provide the position and the location of the wearer.
A remote user can then use the images provided and send vibration commands through the network and navigate the wig user manually to a desired destination.
"Although navigation systems based on vibration motors have been widely introduced, a navigation system integrated into a wig... is so far not known," the firm said.
A further potential improvement of the wig may use ultrasound waves to detect objects around a user.
The future of wigs has arrived today, my friends! What a time to be alive.
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