The 'Staaker' Drone Locks onto its User to Film Their Activities

By: Joey Haar - Aug 2, 2016
References: staaker & techcrunch
Extreme sports videos often employ drones to get dynamic shots of intense moments, but, before the Staaker drone, those videos required a skilled videographer to control the flying camera. While the Staaker drone's manual controls might not separate it from the pack, it abandons the need for an operator by offering several automatic follow modes.

The aptly named Staaker drone stalks its user by means of a wearable wristband or armband. Once locked onto the wearable's signal, the drone can be set to several different automated flight modes based on the type of shot that the user desires. It can follow directly behind the user for long takes, repeatedly circle the user for dynamic footage, follow the user while keeping the same scenery in the background, or rotate the camera while hovering in place, all without any user input.

The Staaker drone can turn even amateur extreme sportspeople into pros -- from a videography perspective.