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Dolphins also use the iPad

delfin-ipad Last year, researcher Jack Kassewitz of first used Apple's popular tablet with a dolphin to take the first steps towards building a language interface that allows communication between these marine mammals and the human being. human.

"Using the iPad is part of our continuing quest to find a suitable touch screen technology that dolphins can activate with the tips of their snouts . After a lengthy search and product review, it appears that our choice will be between the Panasonic Toughbook. and the Apple iPad, "clarifies Kassewitz. "We believe that once dolphins get used to operating the touch screen, we will be able to let them choose from a wide variety of symbols to represent objects, actions and even emotions ."

Kassewitz explained that the main requirements of the technology are "that it be waterproof, good processor speed, touch sensitivity, anti-reflective screen and programs compatible with dolphins."

The investigation is being carried out at the Dolphin Discovery dolphinarium in Puerto Aventuras, in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, with Merlin, a three-year-old dolphin who uses the touch screen when real objects are shown to him, such as a ball, cubes. or a plastic duck, and then the dolphin is asked to point to photos of those same objects on the screen.

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