The hatred of open offices has led to Panasonic’s latest prototype device, which aims to help people concentrate in distracting environments: developed by the company’s Future Life Factory division, the so-called “Wear Space” comprises a big, curved strip of fabric that cuts off a user’s horizontal FOV by about 60 percent. It is also fitted with headphones for canceling out noise. The user's viewing angle can be adjusted by pulling or pushing the two ends of the device further apart, or closer together, to narrow or widen the visibility, depending on the desired level of concentration. This partition is fixed around the wearer's head by a pair of noise-cancelling headphones fitted to the inside of the curved body. These are used to block out ambient sounds, and feature three levels of noise cancellation depending on the environment.