Head over to Indiegogo and you’ll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It’s a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it does horrible things to dogs’ vocal cords, but which actually promises something very different. It’s a canine-sized headset that consists of EEG recorders connected to a small Raspberry Pi computer and a loudspeaker, supposedly allowing “ionic current flows” in a dog’s brain to be translated into human speech. A $65 model is said to distinguish between three different thoughts, including tiredness and curiosity, while more expensive options will have more sensors and more powerful software. The only hold-up (and it’s a big one) is that this project is being offered for crowdfunding while still at the concept stage, and all investment will be kept even if the funding target isn’t met.
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"‘No More Woof’ Aims to Translate Barks Into Speech" by @ShellyPalmer
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