London, July 21 (ANI): Your dog will soon start talking to you, all thanks to Japanese inventors who have come up with a device that can detect a dog's emotion from its bark and translate it into human words.
The talking gadget called Bowlingual Voice is developed by Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy.
It detects six emotions in total- including sadness, joy and frustration - with a recorded repertoire of spoken phrases such as "play with me".
The revolutionary gadget comprises of a microphone placed around the dog's neck and a hand-held unit-operating device for pet owners to carry, reports The Telegraph.
When the dog barks, the microphone records the sound and transmits the data to the owner's hand-held device, which then "translates" it into what the dog is apparently suggesting.
A speech synthesizer audibly makes the owner aware of the dog's intentions, which also appears on the screen of the wireless hand-held unit.
An answering machine function can also record the dog's expressions of desire when owners are absent.
The technologically modified version of a basic model introduced seven years ago will be available for 129 pounds in Japan from next month.
The original Bowlingual translated emotions onto a screen without sound. (ANI)