Consumer drone lets anyone take the ultimate sports selfies

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

The GoPro has created a generation of action videographers, and new accessories designed around consumer-level action footage are also growing because of it. In the past we've seen SOLOSHOT provide automatic camera panning through a robotic tripod. Breaking free of the camera stand for some true action shots, HEXO+ is a small drone that autonomously follows and records the athlete at preset distances. The drone itself is a lightweight device capable of speeds of up to 70kmph/45mph, with stability features that ensure smooth footage. Instead of a remote control, the HEXO+ connects to owners' smartphones. Inside the companion app, a…

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