17:15 27 November 2013
Sony has filed a patent application for “SmartWig”, a wearable head garment technology which the company claims to have the ability to process data and communicate wirelessly with other external devices.
Based on the filing, the gadget can help users navigate roads and collect information such as blood pressure. It added that it could be useful for the blind, as it will provide the position and the location of the user.
Andrew Milroy, an analyst with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, told the BBC: "Wearable gadgets are definitely going to be one of the big areas of growth over the next two years.”
"And Sony - which is trying to regain some of the sheen it has lost in recent years - clearly understands that and wants to play a major role in the sector."
The Japanese firm explained why their high tech wigs have an edge over other similar gadgets. It said: "The usage of a wig has several advantages that, compared to known wearable computing devices, include a significantly increased user comfort and an improved handling of the wearable computing device."
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