Discussion: Finnish-based company, Nokia, just filed a patent for magnetic tattoos that would vibrate when your cell phone rings. Instead of lound, annoying ringtones, magnetic ink embedded under the skin would generate a perceptible stimulus when the ink registers a call, alarm, or other message. Just like a ringtone, the tele-tatto can be set to different sensations for various people or to differentiate between calls and other alerts.
Source: CNN News
Date: March 22, 2012
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