Ishiwatari says that the Tailly won’t merely be a toy or a novelty but can help couples and people communicate better and more honestly with one another.
“Tailly is not just a toy, nor is it a fashion accessory or a gadget,” he said.
“It is those three items combined, and, since it reacts to the heart beat rate, an extension of the user’s body. Tailly is fun to wear to parties, while out with friends or playing with kids.”
“You could even wear Tailly on a date and express your true feelings through the wagging tail.”
The Tailly will be available in White, Pink (presumably for the ladies and Hello Kitty fans out there) as well as a masculine, matte black, for the fellas.
Having debuted his prototype and begun his aggressive marketing strategy (see video above) Ishiwatari has begun trying to raise $100,000 (US) on American Campaign website Indiegogo.
The Tailly will retail for about AUD$90, and also comes in ‘couple packs’ and ‘party packs’.