Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dog translator coming soon?

No More Woof is a Nordic organization aiming to translate animal thoughts into human language. Impossible? Maybe. Or, maybe not.

The company strives to develop a "small gadget that uses the latest technology in micro computing and EEG to analyze animal thought patterns." Dogs think in different ways than humans, but every mammal creates and transports throughs in the same way; as a swarm of electrical signals. These signals can be analyzed and measured.

The technology is still in its infancy, but they have found EEG patterns corresponding to, "I'm tired," "I'm excited," "I'm hungry," and "Who are you?"

Today, the device is a headset worn by the dog. That might seem cumbersome, but working dogs wear vests and other equipment, and many dogs learn to enjoy clothing. Also, the gadget will surely become smaller and easier to use as the development progresses.



For more information, check out the No More Woof website. The page is quite extensive, and you need to browse far down to see it all.

~ Maria Sadowski ~

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting , but we understand already our dogs :P

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    1. That's true, humans and dogs can communicate very well as it is. I'm still fascinated by the effort and technology. =)

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  2. But can we understand human words too? Mom says unless we can have a real conversation about some important topics around the house and our life, she will just stick to what we have now.

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    1. Now, that would be awesome. I want an invention that facilitates communication both ways! Imagine being able to explain why it's important to stay in the yard, not eat onion, or whatever it might be.

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