Sony files patent for wearable-electronics wig

November 27, 2013

(Credit: USPTO)

Sony has filed a patent for a wig with wearable electronic devices that could be “visually hidden” and controlled.

“The usage of a wig has several advantages that, compared to known wearable computing devices, include significantly increased user comfort and an improved handling of the wearable computing device,” Sony said in its patent application.

Sony claims include a variety of wearable devices that could be embedded (and hidden) in the hair, such as a camera, laser pointer, computer, or electronics to control wearable devices such as “computer glasses” or smart phones.

Other uses mentioned: help blind people navigate (using GPS and tactile stimulator devices), gaming, and virtual reality devices.

Comb-over cloaking was not mentioned in the patent application.