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Automated Follower Drones

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

— August 2, 2016 — Tech
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.
Trend Themes
1. Automated Filming Drones - Automatic follow modes and user-controlled wearables can transform professional-level filming into a consumer-level activity.
2. Personalized Drone Equipment - Wearable technology can transform the control and purpose of drone usage to suit individual needs.
3. Removal of Skill Barriers in Filmmaking - Advancements in technology and automation can enhance storytelling and content creation by removing the need for manual camera control.
Industry Implications
1. Film and Entertainment - The Staaker drone's automated features have the potential to disrupt the traditional film and entertainment industry by lowering the skillset required for professional-grade content creation.
2. Sports and Fitness - The Staaker drone provides an accessible tool for athletes and adventurers to capture their experiences and promote their personal brand through aerial footage.
3. Consumer Electronics - Wearable drone equipment and automated features can drive further innovation within the consumer electronics industry as demand grows for personalized and autonomous devices.
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