Do you find it hard to concentrate at work? Given that these days a lot of companies seem to be adopting an open office plan, it means that you can see what everyone else is doing around you. This can be good thing as it might inspire you to work harder, but it can be a bad thing for those who get easily distracted.

Panasonic seems to think that they might have the answer to that problem and have taken the wraps off a device called the Wear Space. Created by the company’s design studio Future Life Factory, the prototype was actually shown off at SXSW earlier this year before it was recently launched on Japan’s crowdfunding platform.

The device has been described to be a horse blinder for humans, but it is slightly more than that. The idea behind the device is to protect the wearer from distractions, and but there are also headphones built into them so that not only do you get to block out your environment, but you also get to block out the sound thanks to the noise cancelling headphones.

Speaking to Deezen, Panasonic said, “As open offices and digital nomads are on the rise, workers are finding it ever more important to have personal space where they can focus. Wear Space instantly creates this kind of personal space – it’s as simple as putting on an article of clothing.” For those who are interested, the Wear Space is priced at $260.

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