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Posted on 01/05/2014 6:06:02 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Speak, Fido: Device Promises Dog Translations
A dog may be man's best friend, but if people ever figure out what dogs are really thinking, will the friendship sour?
That's a risk that a few inventors in Europe are willing to take: They've received funding to develop "No More Woof," an electronic device that promises to analyze dogs' brain waves and translate a few of their thoughts into rudimentary English.
It's still a work in progress, but once No More Woof is ready for the market, it will join a wide range of other scientific efforts aimed at "breaking the language barrier between animals and humans," as the inventors state on their IndieGoGo.com fundraising page.
Developed by the design team at the Sweden-based Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery (NSID), the No More Woof is a lightweight headset, sized for dogs, with sensors that can record electroencephalogram (EEG) readings.
The EEG readings are then analyzed by a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which will, according to NSID, be programmed to translate those EEG readings into simple phrases like, "I'm hungry," or "Who is that person?" Once translated, those phrases will be reported over a small speaker.
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I already hear from my wife and three kids.... I might move into the barn if my German Shepherd starts telling me what she thinks too!
Anti-bark shock collar.
You beat me to it :-)
I have that pre-saved, just in case.
[no pun intended]
Dogs think in English? Who knew?
I have to tell you about the most educated dog I have known.
It happened at the dog park. A clearly upper class lady called to her purebred pooch before they got back into their Volvo to drive home to the hills to come to the community water fountain:
“Come on here Herbert, rejuvenate yourself!”
How many dogs do you know who would understand the word ‘rejuvenate’? How many low information voters, while we are at it?
Ok, human, here it is. I’m stuck eating this kibble garbage while you’re dining on pot roast. You always give more attention to Rover than me. I have to beg and cross my legs forever before you let me outside and then you make me wait around forever before you let be back in. And why do I always have to get out of your way when you never get out of my way? No, I don’t have an inside voice, WOOF! I let you know when someone comes to the door but you tell me to be quiet so make up your bleepin’ mind if you want me to guard the homestead or joyfully welcome all. And don’t get me started on Miss Princess of the Universe who hisses and bops me on the nose everytime I walk into the room when I’m not allowed to even notice her existence. One of these days, you little fur ball, one of these days. Geez, I’m treated like a dog around here.
Piece of cake:
- I’m bored!
- I need to go out to pee!
- get out of here!
- come over here and play!
- throw the ball already!
- PANIC! (much faster than “get out of here!”)
- I’m over here, that’s where I am! Ok I’m coming over to you!
Growls are a separate list.
You forgot about when they give you that “are you serious” look.
I do not want to know what my Jack Russell is thinking or saying.
Jack Russell’s don’t even know when it’s cold, mine tunnel under the snow and the patio and the sidewalks. They’re just funny looking badgers!
My Jack is not a fan of snow either. She likes it warm.
>>> How many dogs do you know who would understand the word rejuvenate? How many low information voters, while we are at it?
Never used that one. As a teenager I had to teach my dog the difference between “let’s motorvate” (yay, joyride!) and “sorry Benji, gotta go to the vet.” Had to because otherwise he was all tore up on car rides, thinking he was going to the Bad Place. Getting him into the RV was no problem (yay, camping!) only the car.
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