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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 09:13 am
cell phone tattoo?


What would be really cool, because just about everyone carries a cell phones now, is some kind of technology to integrate a cell phone into the body. Maybe a Bluetooth device, powered by some kind of fuel cell that could convert glucose and oxygen from the bloodstream into electricity.

Better yet, make the device a flexible, subcutaneous sheet, maybe made of silicone or something, incorporating a touch-sensitive array that would show through the skin when actuated, for example by selectively activating corresponding pixels tattooed onto the skin. Push a certain spot on your forearm and a cellphone display appears ... or, for that matter, any downloaded static or animated tattoo design.

You could even configure the circuitry to be able to monitor for blood disorders, and provide some kind of alert to the person if anything's out of whack.

Oh wait, it's been done.

(Gizmodo article here, thanks to allah_sulu for the story.)

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jef182
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)

I say embed a cell phone in a tooth- you wouldn't need a speaker because the sound could resonate through your jawbone to your inner ear. It could be hand's free and voice activated. Figure out a way to make a chewable battery that charges it (I prefer a BBQ flavored chewable cell phone battery) and you'd be all set.

Can we get a patent on that?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)

Is that the issue with tooth implant phones, a power source? If so, and if you could figure out a solution to that problem, come visit my office. :)


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bluebelleknoll
bluebelleknoll
lizzie
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)

"This product is waterproof and it is powered by pizza."

Hahahahaha I love it.


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pynk_gyrl
pynk_gyrl
pynk_gyrl
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)

HAHA - Yeah I read that too - and thought, "Are they trying to market to frat boys as their demographic for capital investment?"


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
proof please.

That doesn't look like a cell phone tattoo, it looks like an on/off symbol.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: proof please.

It is, I just used that image for this post. Here's what you're looking for.


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: proof please.

No, I was just talking about your on/off tattoo image.

I've known about the concept and Gizmodo article since it came out. I read their site regularly when I'm not writing papers. :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: proof please.

Thumb sheriff. ;)


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: proof please.

And? :D


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

That is some scary-ass shit

:::waves my cane:::
you know what we really need?
We really need to show these kids a good, old fashioned soda machine, with glass bottles and everything!


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rainblogger
rainblogger
rainblogger
Thursday, February 28th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)

I gots nothing to say about this topic... I'm one of those "don't go mixin' genes and bytes" kinda thinkers... but, I absolutely have to know one thing:

Do you really have an Apple Macintosh power button symbol tattoo on your wrist?

If so, I think you just trumped my Tux and GNU tats... :-)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, February 28th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)

Ha - no, it's a found image. No ink on me.


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lovemotionstory
lovemotionstory
lovemotionstory
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)

rad.


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