No More Woof aims to let your dog talk to you

Indiegogo campaign No More Woof wants to translate your dog's barking into simplistic English to...

Indiegogo campaign No More Woof wants to translate your dog's barking into simplistic English to let you know what he really thinks.

Jamie Lumsden, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 11:55 AM ET

A very unusual Indiegogo campaign by the name of No More Woof is currently in progress that is designed to turn your dog's vocalizations into simplistic English so you can get a better idea of what they are trying to communicate.

If you've seen the episode of The Simpsons where Homer's long-lost brother Herb makes a machine that translates Maggie's baby talk into words, then you've got the idea. No More Woof is a canine-sized headset that uses a small Raspberry Pi computer in conjunction with EEG recorders and a speaker, which supposedly allows "ionic current flows" in the dog's brain to be translated into very approximate human speech.

The lower end $65 US model claims to be able to detect and distinguish between three types of thought, such as tired and curious, with more expensive models boasting more translations.

As with all crowd-funding projects, there is no guarantee that a successfully funded project will result in a functional end product, but in this case, No More Woof is still in the conceptual stage and will keep any funding it receives even if their funding targets are not met. A disclaimer on the No More Woof page reads:

"Yes, we have achieved some results, but we are very far from a mass-producible product. That said, we believe that within a few years the technologies we are working with will revolutionize our relation to pets and animals."

The company behind No More Woof, the Scandinavian-based ST, doesn't seem to have much to show us in terms of a working product, or even demonstration, but they manage to say a whole lot of nothing in their video "demonstration", which you can check out below.


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