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Boffins develop dog translation device


Posted on Thursday, 2 January, 2014 | Comment icon 26 comments

Ever wanted to know what your dog is thinking ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Bogdan Giusca
The remarkable gadget known as 'No More Woof' can translate a dog's thoughts in to plain English.
Developed in Sweden, the device can pick up the EEG signals from a dog's brain by placing it on the animal's head. Special software then analyses the signals and translates them in to an English language version of what the dog is thinking.

Built by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, the device is not able to provide a comprehensive interpretation of a dog's thoughts but instead aims to pick up what the dog is thinking about in more generic, simple terms such as "I am tired" or "I am hungry."

It isn't clear how accurate the device will be, especially given that it was developed on a shoestring budget and is considered a work in progress, but for those who are curious to give it a go the 'No More Woof' device will be available to purchase from April this year for $600.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (26)

Tags: Dog


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 3 January, 2014, 11:31
Interesting but there are more important things then researching toys.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lilly on 3 January, 2014, 12:11
Yes, after some time our dogs do manage train us to understand them.
Comment icon #19 Posted by seeder on 3 January, 2014, 13:54
I posted that a couple weeks ago!! Just sayin... http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=259383&hl=%20dolphin&st=15
Comment icon #20 Posted by kapow53 on 4 January, 2014, 2:20
Now I know what a boffin is.
Comment icon #21 Posted by stevemagegod on 4 January, 2014, 4:40
Dexter all ready created this.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Rogue Suga on 4 January, 2014, 9:11
I always wanted to have a conversation with my German shepherd
Comment icon #23 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 4 January, 2014, 20:08
My Dog pleads the fifth...
Comment icon #24 Posted by mfluder on 5 January, 2014, 2:40
A brilliant way to separate dull-minded people from their money. I hope he makes millions.
Comment icon #25 Posted by JGirl on 5 January, 2014, 2:50
this is the first thing i thought of when i read the title of this thread! LOL
Comment icon #26 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 9 January, 2014, 1:28
What


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