The “Tailly” is attached to the person with a specially designed belt which also serves as a heart rate monitor and wags the tail faster and faster the quicker the wearer’s heart beats.
While the Tailly will be available in a number of colours, including pink, black and fox (yes like the animal) Ishiwatari is insistent that his invention is not merely a toy but could well prove to be a useful tool in future human communications, particularly between couples.
“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.
Having unveiled his prototype as well as his aggressive marketing strategy (see video above) Ishiwatari has now taken to US campaign website Indiegogo to raise the $100,000 he needs to put the Tailly into production by September of this year.
The Tailly will retail for about AUD$90, and also comes in ‘couple packs’ and ‘party packs’.
Finally, some genius has invented a device that renders the use of pesky words and long, complicated sentences irrelevant! Talking was getting to be a chore anyway.
Besides, a couple of Tailly’s might even help you and your significant other achieve an even deeper emotional connection and understanding than you might have otherwise… It’s going to confuse the hell out of your dog though.