We've scarcely had time to breath after the recent debut of the Japan's brainwave cat ears (i.e. Necomimi) before new and startling twists on mind-controlled animal appendages have already begun to appear...
Now, a new video on NicoNico exposes the work of a crafty DIY fanatic bent on creating a detachable fluffy cat tail that reacts to the body's pulse rate, enabling it to move when the wearer is excited...just like an actual cat and an actual tail! See video below for how it works when connected to a maid.
en.rocketnews24.com breaks down the convoulted tech involved:
"The tail was made by covering a robotic arm in hand-knit fir and connecting it to a pulse sensor using an AVR microcontroller. The sensor is attached to clothespin that is clipped on the wearer’s ear lobe and transmits the body’s pulse rate to the tail. The tail begins to sway back and forth once the wearer reaches a set BPM, moving more rapidly as the rate climbs higher."
While it may not quite be ready for the mass market, the cyborg symbiote Cat Apocalypse must just be around the corner. We hope.