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[BBC] Vibrating tattoo alerts patent filed by Nokia in US

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Vibrating magnetic tattoos may one day be used to alert mobile phone users to phone calls and text messages if Nokia follows up a patent application.

The Finnish company has described the idea in a filing to the US Patent and Trademark Office.

It describes tattooing, stamping or spraying "ferromagnetic" material onto a user's skin and then pairing it with a mobile device.

It suggests different vibrations could be used to create a range of alerts.

The application lists Cambridge-based Zoran Radivojevic as the innovation's lead inventor. It was filed last week and was brought to light by the Unwired View news site.

It suggests a magnetic marking could be attached to either a user's arm, abdominal area, finger or fingernail.

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I can see this as being a novelty.
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What. The. Heck.
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Weird. Lets see how it pans out.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

I can see this as being a novelty.

For those with tats where the sun don't shine. Huzzah!
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It suggests a magnetic marking could be attached to either a user's arm, abdominal area, finger or fingernail.

Or a little lower? Brings a whole new meaning to "phone sex"...
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LoL...vibrating paint....
Maybe for my wife...biggrin.gif

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For those with tats where the sun don't shine. Huzzah!

I wish I could rep you more than once, lol.
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Get a tattoo of a your mobile so that it "rings" when you phone rings...
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post


For those with tats where the sun don't shine. Huzzah!

 

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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post


I wish I could rep you more than once, lol.

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