Smart device translates tail wags into chinwags

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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 tech-pet industry never ceases to delight — we've seen everything from cat selfie feeding devices that tracks health, to geofencing LED dog collars. Now, DogStar's aptly named TailTalk will help owners understand their furry pals' emotions. Clipped on dog's tails, the device monitors tail wag frequency and directionality to help owners better understand the range of emotions their dogs experience. According to DogStar’s website: “Tail wagging is asymmetric and includes complex emotional signals the human eye can’t recognize.” Based on the latest in canine neuroscience, an associated app translates tail wagging in real-time, notifying the owners when dogs are…

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