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This Doggie Wearable Claims to Detect Your Dog’s Emotions

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DogStar Life’s new TailTalk claims that it can read your dog’s emotions by the motions of its tail. “Tail wagging is asymmetric and includes complex emotional signals that the human eye cannot recognize," the IndieGoGo page for the project reads. But what you can’t read, an accelerometer and gyroscope allegedly can.

The “Fitbit-like device” is attached to a pet’s tail, and connected via Bluetooth to the owner’s phone. Like the Fitbit, it monitors movements throughout the day. 

According to Mike Karp, COO of DogStar Life, the movement tracking data is based on research from the University of Bari Aldo Moro and other input from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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If they make one for cats, I'm buying!

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