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.
Share this post
Like it? Tweet it.
"‘No More Woof’ Aims to Translate Barks Into Speech" by @ShellyPalmer