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By Koichi Shiono

The SUGO ear is a great extension of human communication. Communication with the ears is wonderful because it has no borders.

Type: Artistic


State: Kanagawa
Country: Japan
Affiliation: Club - SUGOI LAB
Team Members:
Asuka Ouchi - Video Production Director
Takatoshi Nyacam - Engineer


What inspired you or what is the idea that got you started?

We have started development with the aim of creating a gesture-less communication method that does not use words and does not use hands or body.

What is your project about and how does it work?

SUGOI LAB presents the world's first device which gives the human race a new communication assistance ability.
SUGOI LAB's SUGO Ears change your emotion expression ability, everyday life, and even your mind.

No motors! No sensors! No electronics! And No software!
Simple mechanical link connection to your eyebrows only!

When you are happy or surprised, your eyebrows go upward, SUGO Ears go up to express the emotion.
When you are unhappy or depressed, your eyebrows go downward, SUGO Ears go down to express the emotion.
It is a very natural way to amplify the Emotional expressions of the human race, as cats or dogs do.
It is borderless, gender free, age free.

What did you learn by doing this project?

discovered the possibility of communication without using words or gestures.

What impact does your project have on others as well as yourself?

If you are not good at expressing your emotion, this is the best device for you.
If you are not good at reading your partner's emotions, this is the best device for your partner.

As you wear SUGO Ears every day, you will be very good at operating it soon.
You can use the device not only expressing your emotion, but also your salute, signal, or cue.

This evolution will extend the ability, sense, everyday life, spirit, and civilization of the human race.
SUGO Ears is an innovative experimental device along with purpose.
We SUGOI LAB continue to extend our Human Extension Project.