Nokia invents "Tattoo Ringtone". Files Patent


Ok wow! Nokia just filed a patent for a tattoo, but it's not just your ordinary tattoo, no no! This is the craziest thing I have ever seen since I became a part of the tech industry and it only shows how we are not too far even more crazier things (who knows, we might soon start living and paying rent in a tron kinda world).
Ok, now what are we talking about? Well, Nokia have developed a special tattoo (not permanent) that you put on your skin (preferably wrist) and it vibrates based on commands from your phone, for instance, when receiving a call.

How it works:
With a thin material/sheet (like one of those fancy temporary tattoos you get from candy or like a nicotine patch) that's attachable to your skin,
this material/sheet is capable of detecting magnetic field and then transfers a stimulus (like vibration) to your skin, this stimulus is based on the magnetic field it detects (from your phone when it rings)


In layman's english:
you can put a tattoo that has magnetic properties on your skin and configure your phone so that when it rings it sends out a magnetic waves that get caught by the tattoo stuff on your skin causes it to stimulate your skin (tiny vibrations, kinda like the ones you feel when you type on your touchscreen keyboard on your phone) and notifiying you of an incoming call.

With technology like this, the possibilities are endless, and Nokia's got exclusive rights to this, SWEET!

Here's a snippet from the Patent Nokia filed:
1. An apparatus comprising: 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.

2. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the material comprises at least one of a visible image, invisible image, invisible tattoo, visible tattoo, visible marking, invisible marking, visible marker, visible sign, invisible sign, visible label, invisible label, visible symbol, invisible symbol, visible badge and invisible badge.

3. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the perceivable stimulus comprises vibration.

4. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the magnetic field originates from an electronic device and relates to digital content stored in the electronic device.

5. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the perceivable stimulus is related to the magnetic field.

6. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to a time variation of at least one of a magnetic field pulse, height, width and period.

7. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the magnetic field originates from a remote source.

8. An apparatus according to claim 7, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to digital content of the remote source.

9. An apparatus according to claim 8, wherein the digital content is at least one of a user operation, telecommunications message and communications indication.

10. An apparatus according to claim 1, where the material comprises ferromagnetic powder.

11. An apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the skin is human skin.

12. An electronic device configured to generate a magnetic field, the magnetic field having at least one characteristic related to digital content stored on the electronic device.

13. An electronic device according to claim 12, wherein the at least one characteristic of the magnetic field is controllable by the electronic device.

14. An electronic device according to claim 12, wherein the at least one characteristic is related to digital content of the electronic device, the digital content comprising at least one of an indication of an alert of a message, indication of an incoming call, indication of a body part in proximity of the electronic device, indication of information displayed on the electronic device, indication of a launch of an application and indication of at least a portion of a displayed image.

15. An electronic device according to claim 12, wherein the magnetic field comprises characteristics related to the digital content of the electronic device, and wherein the perceivable stimulus is related to the digital content of the electronic device.

16. An electronic device according to claim 12, wherein the magnetic field is configured to be directed to a material attached to skin.

17. An electronic device according to claim 12, comprising at least one electromagnetic coil capable of generating the magnetic field.

18. A method comprising: detecting a magnetic field using a material attached to skin; and causing a perceivable stimulus to the skin by magnetically manipulating the material.

19. A method according to claim 18, wherein the skin is human skin.

20. A method according to claim 18, wherein the material is attached to skin using at least one of stamping a ferromagnetic pattern, spraying the ferromagnetic pattern, attaching adhesive tape comprising the ferromagnetic pattern, apply a decal comprising the ferromagnetic pattern, tattooing the ferromagnetic pattern and drawing the ferromagnetic pattern.

21. A method according to claim 18, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to digital content of an electronic device.




Oh, I failed to mention that you also have the option to customize the kind of stimulation you get based on who is calling, kinda like customized ringtones.

There's the choice of having a permanent one (though I do not know who would do that) or having one of the attachable/detachable ones. The permanent ones are tattoed on you using demagnetized ink and after the tattoo's inserted, it's magnetized... CREEPY!!!



Full Patent HERE







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