Frustrated by not knowing what your dog wants when he barks? Now you can use a device called No More Woof to read his mind.
Designed by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, a fashionable group of Scandinavian brainstormers, No More Woof measures your dog's brain waves via electroencephalogram sensors and translates them into understandable English.
The device's creators are up-front about No More Woof being a work in progress, though they claim to have decoded some of the most easily detected canine thought patterns, like "I'm hungry," "I'm tired" and "I want to pee."
Using a brain-computer interface powered by a Raspberry Pi, No More Woof turns these mental states into verbal cues which are made audible through a speaker. And, hey presto, Chumie can speak!
The project is currently raising funds on Indiegogo. The currently available $65 version comes with only one sensor and the ability to determine two or three different thought patterns. A $300 pledge puts you in line for a two-sensor version of the gadget that can distinguish at least four different thought patterns.
The device only speaks English at this point, but Mandarin, French, and Spanish versions are in the works.
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