Nokia invents a vibrating tattoo
Have you ever woke up in the morning wishing you had a tattoo that vibrated whenever somebody was calling your phone!? If so, Nokia has read your mind!
Here’s one you wouldn’t necessarily expect to come out of a big mobile company.
Nokia has filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would allow a tattoo and a user’s phone to communicate. Using haptic feedback, or as Nokia calls it, “a perceivable impulse,” users would be alerted to a new call, text message, or e-mail right from the tattoo. The application was filed last September and became public last week.
Nokia is using magnetic waves to create the effect and noted in the patent application that its technology could be extended to an invisible tattoo for those who don’t want to show their phone-friendly ink walking around town. In a more likely scenario, the technology might also be applied to a visible image, sign, or badge.
Linking a mobile to the human body is an obvious next step, but a "Vibrating tattoo" that alerts users sounds crazy! http://t.co/5r3FK0pN
— Steve Williams (@microedge) March 20, 2012
— Nicole Bode (@nicolebode) March 20, 2012
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