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July 16, 2009 07:45PM
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=83136B59-1A64-6A71-CEDA49876617764B

Bowlingual dog-emotion translator is back
Martyn Williams
16.07.2009 kl 09:55 | IDG News ServiceA A A The Bowlingual, a gadget that analyzes a dog's bark to detect its emotion, is being relaunched.

The Bowlingual, a gadget that analyzes a dog's bark to detect its emotion, is being relaunched.

First put on sale in 2002, a new version from toy-maker Takara Tomy is due to be launched in Japan in August and was on show Thursday at the Tokyo Toy Fair......

It consists of two parts: An microphone worn around the dog's neck and a handheld unit that receives data from the microphone, determines the emotion and then displays a corresponding phrase on the screen for the owner......



Device was winner of the (Ig)nobel Peace Prize in 2002 (see http://improbable.com)
PEACE
Keita Sato, President of Takara Co., Dr. Matsumi Suzuki, President of Japan Acoustic Lab, and Dr. Norio Kogure, Executive Director, Kogure Veterinary Hospital, for promoting peace and harmony between the species by inventing Bow-Lingual, a computer-based automatic dog-to-human language translation device.

http://improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2002



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