Swedish dog-to-human translator headset raises funding via Indiegogo

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Dec 27, 2013 03:16 AM EST

No More Woof, a translation headset prototype for dogs, has raised $10,000 in funding via Indiegogo. The product also earned an further $5,000 with two more months to go, according to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).

The translation prototype appears to still be in its very early stages, based on an Indiegogo video provided by Swedish lab Nordic Society of Invention and Discovery (NSID). The company claims it has been able to translate mental states of dogs such as suspicion of a stranger using electric imprints, the report said.

NSID said on its Indiegogo page, "Some of the most easily detected neural patterns are: 'I'm tired', 'I'm curious who that is' and 'I'm excited.' To be completely honest, the first version will be quite rudimentary. But hey, the first computer was pretty crappy too."

The report said No More Woof translates dog thoughts into an audio form using the gramophone-like trumpet attached to the equipment. Unfortunately, the NSID does not give an example of how the speech will sound like when translated, the SMH reported.

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