According to a patent application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Motorola has a technology that tattoos a microphone onto a person's throat. The microphone, which comes with a power supply, an antenna, a receiver and an optional display, would pair with mobile devices over Bluetooth.
Most likely, the "tattoo" would be a version of some extremely thin electronic device that adheres to a person's skin, as opposed to being woven into it.
Skin Tattoo Takes Body Temperature
Because the microphone is on the throat, it would pick up vibrations from the person's voice box when she spoke. The close proximity of mic to sound would eliminate background noise that would typically interfere with a call or a voice command.
The patent says that the tattoo can also work with animals, by applying the device to a collar or band. I'm reminded of the talking dogs in the movie, "Up." Perhaps we'll really be able to communicate with our pets one day.
First Electronic Tattoo Printed Onto Skin
But wait, there's more. Motorola's throat tattoo will double as a lie detector.
According to the patent: "...The electronic skin tattoo 200 can further include a galvanic skin response detector to detect skin resistance of a user. It is contemplated that a user that may be nervous or engaged in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth telling individual."
via Times of India