Look Who’s Talking: Collar Interprets Cat Meows

The Catterbox could give your cat a chance at telling you how she really feels.

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A new invention could open our eyes to a world of cat communication. Or a Pandora’s box of cat complaints. We’ll have to see.

The Catterbox, a collar that claims to interpret cat meows, is an invention by the folks at Temptations cat treats through its Temptations Lab. Videos show the prototype’s creation and some snippets of meow translations.

It looks like the first project from the lab, which began in 2015. The goal, as the website states, is to “use the very latest technology to get to know [cats] better.”

The lab site references studies that show how adult cats only meow to people, hence likely yearning to be understood. Next, apparently, the lab analyzed cat sounds and created a program that matches cat meows to human voices. A 3D printed prototype collar houses an app, which you can program to have the voice of your choice.

Use an app to give your cat a booming voice or lilting drawl.  Via  Temptations Lab

Use an app to give your cat a booming voice or lilting drawl. Via Temptations Lab

According to research performed by Nerdist.com and believed by us, the object is no joke. Take a look and see if you think this is the answer to your cat communication prayers or an entree to cat chat disaster.

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  • I don’t want my lady cat to sound like a man. Fix it, the send her one to try out. If sh
    e likes it, she will make me buy it. She’s kind of pushy like that

    Deborah Holstein May 2, 2016 9:02 pm Reply
  • Voices from the cats should be a little kids voice . Sweet , ruff , tuff ,southerbell, Did not the voice one this.

    Carolyn Pennington May 4, 2016 10:20 pm Reply

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