Sony has filed an application to patent what it calls a SmartWig.

According to the BBC article the Smartwig can be worn "in addition to natural hair" and "will be able to process data and communicate wirelessly with other external devices."

At the same time, the communication interface and sensors placed in the wig are at least partly covered by parts of the wig in order to be hidden from sight during use.

It said that as a result, the device has the potential to become "very popular" as it could be used as a "technically intelligent item and fashion item at the same time".

"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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