Vibrating Tattoos Could Function as Ringtones
Nokia has filed a patent for a vibrating tattoo, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the patent application, Nokia is proposing “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.”
The idea is that the magnetic field would interact with the tattoo and could be employed as a ringtone of sorts — vibrating during incoming calls, when a text message is received or when the battery is running low. The Journal also notes that the patent application could manifest in a badge. Either way, the idea is to embed the phone on a person.
Such a technology has its perks: You’ll never miss another call, and people won’t have to listen to your obnoxious ringtone anymore.
Image: bgrimmni/Creative Commons