Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and home to some of the most innovative companies that have ever existed. But today was not its finest day.

Tokyo is currently hosting the Wearable Device Technology Expo, and thanks to AFP photographer Yoshikazu Tsuno, we get to see all the gadgets Japan wants us to put on our faces and on our pets.


Warning: The phrase “Internet of Animals” will be used in this post.

Japan’s eyewear company Hakugan president Hiroyuki Sasaki displays a prototype model of eyewear with sensors of electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain wave patterns.

An EEG reader in glasses so you can calm your mind using t e c h n o l o g y. Great for epilepsy patients and not much else. Also kinda makes Google Glass look like a stylish pair of Warby Parkers.

Models display prototype model of a heavy-duty (L) and current model of smartglasses ‘Air Scouter’, developed by Japanese office machine maker Brother.


Can’t tell if that’s an AR headset or a third mechanical arm growing out of your skull. Daqri might have a more elegant solution.

The [Wearvue], weighing 50g, enables a user to watch a 13-inch sized screen from a distance of 1.25 meters and will go on sale end of next month.


Peripheral vision is overrated.

A dog wears a communication device called the ‘Internet of Animals’, developed by Japanese electronics venture Anicall...The device is equipped with sensors of motion, temperature and air pressure which can be display an animal’s feelings on the owner’s smartphone. The company will put the product on the market this year.


Wasn’t millennia of selective breeding punishment enough?



Captions and images: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Contact the author at darren.orf@gizmodo.com.


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