For a long time, people involved in the conservation of plant life have put forth claims that plants are alive, therefore they must receive the same rights we have.
Supporting their claims are researchers who now believe that it is possible for us to talk to plants and also for them to respond back.
Microsoft has already proven this with the help of experiments done under their Project Florence, although the device they used was strictly for research purposes.
However, now a new tech startup called Vivent SARL has decided to bring this technology to the masses as well, through what they claim to be the first wearable interpreter for plants.
This device, called Phytl Signs features a stake and a clip, that goes into the soil next to a plant, and on one of the leaves, respectively.
These parts help emit and capture electrical signals, to and from the plant. These signals are then translated to create context based messages that humans can read.
The context for these signals is based on environmental factors around the plant such as light, darkness, pest attack, temperature changes etc.
To make sure that you don’t have to deal with complicated machinery in this communication process, the device is designed to transmit the information directly to the Phytl Signs app on your phone or tablet.
The hope is that devices like this will help local farmers understand the needs of their plants better, thereby improving the agricultural process itself.
So, if you want to get one for yourself, then you can head over to the company’s Kickstarter Page and get one for just 129 Francs.