Nokia Working On Vibrating Tattoo, Feels Incoming Calls

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Raquel Villanueva, KDVR, Reporting

DENVER — In the future if you leave home without your cell phone or it’s stashed in your purse, a tattoo can let you know someone is calling.

Nokia has filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would allow a user to place “ferromagnetic” material on their skin and pair it with a mobile device.

The tattoo would work much like a Bluetooth and use magnetic waves to alert a person to an incoming call.

Similar to picking different ringtones for your phone, users could customize their tattoo by giving it different vibes for different contacts.

Various alert waves would also signal an email, text message and even a low battery warning.

If you’re not sold on the idea of permanent ink, Nokia is also working to patent a sticker version of the technology.

No release date for the tattoo has been set.

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