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.
You just know someone reading this is thinking about getting a tattoo in a particular area, then having someone call their phone over and over… Oh, um, not me, of course. Ahem.