Crowdsourcing Mornings: DogStar TailTalk


Geek Alabama Crowdsourcing Mornings

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

TailTalk is a smart sensor that attaches to a dog’s tail and helps humans understand and interpret what their canine is trying communicate through the movement of his/her tail. The accompanying app also keeps track of the the sensor data through a handy dashboard.  Worn on a dog’s tail, the lightweight, chew-resistant, water-resistant tracker collects actionable data on its happiness throughout the day, passing insights to the companion app via Bluetooth.

Owners can survey aggregate data to annotate patterns and determine which environments, people, and toys most excite their dog and avoid the ones that cause stress. The tracker will be especially useful for new pet parents or children, who can clearly see how a dog responds to different actions and experiences.  TailTalk truly is the first emotion sensor for dogs.

TailTalk

As of October 14th, this project has raised around $40,000 of their $100,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise the $100,000 or it might not be funded! For a pledge of $99, you will get one TailTalk.  For a pledge of $168, you will get two TailTalks.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogstar-tailtalk-world-s-first-dog-emotion-sensor#/

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