Nokia phones & Magnetic Tattoos (1 Viewer)

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Is this high tech stupidity or awesome? I don't want my arms tingling unless I'm having a stroke

A NEW ringtone could make mobiles much more discreet, with the only sign someone is using their phone that they'll be scratching their arm.

Nokia has applied for a US patent for a new technology where a magnetic tattoo on a phone user's arm would produce a tingling feeling when the phone rings.

But it's open to question whether phone users will be willing to go under the needle for the added convenience.

The system uses magnetic material in tattoo ink, which it causes to "vibrate" in response to signals sent out by a phone - providing a discreet alert that's impossible to ignore.

Nokia says the tattoo could offer single and multiple pulses to signal different things, such as arriving messages, missed calls or warnings that the phone's battery is running low.
The tattoos could also "ring" as an alarm or to remind users of a meeting.

The technology is dependent on mobile phones that can send out magnetic pulses to order.
The patent application, filed this month, is for a "layer" of material that would detect a magnetic signal from a phone, then transfer vibrations into the skin.

The technology would extend today's vibration feedback - known as "haptics" - where a phone vibrates to tell you it's running out of batteries or that someone is calling.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/n...rt/story-e6frfro0-1226306862001#ixzz1pp4Xftek
 
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Decent60

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Wasn't this done like a year ago? I remember reading bout something like this and thinking how people would abuse it and possibly cause damage.
 

Sato

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But it's open to question whether phone users will be willing to go under the needle for the added convenience[/COLOR]
people will do any stupid thing if it's marketed to them
 

mrln

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ive got the nokia surge. smart phone. makes me feel stupid. i still cant figure out how to get it to play you tube!
 

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