We may be missing out on what our pets are trying to tell us—until now

According to behavioral research on domestic cats, our feline pets reserve their meows solely to communicate with humans taking care of them. In response, a newly developed Temptations Lab, a division of Temptation Cat Treats has created the ‘Catterbox’ – a digital collar that promises to interpret and translate a cat’s meow into a message displayed in a smartphone app.

“For our first project we’ve set out to use the very latest technology to get to know [cats] better. We believe that if people understood [them] better they’d see just how awesome they really are. Studies have shown that adult cats meow when talking to humans, not to each other. We’ve analysed these cat sounds and created a program that detects a cat’s meow and matches it to a human voice. We then put this technology inside a sleek 3D printed collar which connects seamlessly to our app where you can choose your cat’s new voice.”

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