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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 29 01:53 AM

July 29, 2009: Built-in Phone

Built-in your house? Built-in your car? Built-in your briefcase, eyeglasses, toothbrush?

Nooooo, built-in you!



Quote:
The basis of the 2x4-inch "Digital Tattoo Interface" is a Bluetooth device made of thin, flexible silicon and silicone. It´s inserted through a small incision as a tightly rolled tube, and then it unfurls beneath the skin to align between skin and muscle. Through the same incision, two small tubes on the device are attached to an artery and a vein to allow the blood to flow to a coin-sized blood fuel cell that converts glucose and oxygen to electricity. After blood flows in from the artery to the fuel cell, it flows out again through the vein.

On both the top and bottom surfaces of the display is a matching matrix of field-producing pixels. The top surface also enables touch-screen control through the skin. Instead of ink, the display uses tiny microscopic spheres, somewhat similar to tattoo ink. A field-sensitive material in the spheres changes their color from clear to black, aligned with the matrix fields.

The tattoo display communicates wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices - both in the outside world and within the same body. Although the device is always on (as long as your blood´s flowing), the display can be turned off and on by pushing a small dot on the skin. When the phone rings, for example, an individual turns the display on, and "the tattoo comes to life as a digital video of the caller," Mielke explains. When the call ends, the tattoo disappears.
Anybody that puts one of these in their body is a goddamn fool.
Seriously kids, stick to alcohol and drugs.

link


SPUCK  Wednesday Jul 29 06:24 AM

I'm with you there..



Ibby  Wednesday Jul 29 06:53 AM

dude where do i sign up i want one
fserious

you think your iphone's cool? check THIS.



ZenGum  Wednesday Jul 29 07:47 AM

... until someone figures out how to hack it.


The idea is teetering between brilliant and insane. Possibly both.

Although, from the link, it seems it is more of a demonstration of concept than a fully ready device.

I think the blood-fuel cell is the most interesting thing about it. Googling seems to confirm that this actually works. Cool. And possibly useful.



capnhowdy  Wednesday Jul 29 08:06 AM

Pushing the envelope, to say the least. Where does it end?



glatt  Wednesday Jul 29 08:19 AM

I'm sure it sounds crystal clear. What with the microphone picking up your muffled voice through your skin, the sound of blood rushing, etc. And the speaker has to be fantastic for the same reasons. Maybe they can snake a wire up to your eardrum to vibrate that so you can hear the other party.



ZenGum  Wednesday Jul 29 08:21 AM

You could implant one in someone's back and text KICK ME to it.



TheMercenary  Wednesday Jul 29 09:26 AM

Or have some hot lady put it inside her inner thigh. So if you are going down on her you can still make a few calls.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jul 29 09:46 AM

I thought this was already posted in The WTF NSFW thread with the pic of the guy with the phone in his ass.





ajaccio  Wednesday Jul 29 10:18 AM

Um. So. If you have in incoming call, do you put your hand up to your ear to hear it and talk into your wrist to answer...?



SteveDallas  Wednesday Jul 29 10:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Or have some hot lady put it inside her inner thigh. So if you are going down on her you can still make a few calls.
I'm thinking lower back...


Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jul 29 11:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaccio View Post
Um. So. If you have in incoming call, do you put your hand up to your ear to hear it and talk into your wrist to answer...?
Talk to the hand!!!


Shawnee123  Wednesday Jul 29 11:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveDallas View Post
I'm thinking lower back...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Talk to the hand!!!
Talk to the booty 'cause the hand's off duty

(my 9 year old niece told me that one.)


monster  Wednesday Jul 29 11:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Or have some hot lady put it inside her inner thigh. So if you are going down on her you can still make a few calls.
or stream the video live....

imagine if you accidentally speed-dialed her mom...... or dad....


monster  Wednesday Jul 29 11:33 AM

Soooooo......

the blood fuel cell uses stuff from my body to make energy..... does that mean if I have enough of them I'll get thinner without exercising? And if so, what to do with all that energy....?

Built-in vibrator anyone?

did I type that aloud?




Flint  Wednesday Jul 29 02:11 PM

I don't believe this really exists.

Edit: And regardless of whether this is intended to be a concept or not, this is a stupid way to get a phone on your arm. Here is a prototype of a device, built with $350 of off-the-shelf parts, that allows you to dial your phone by punching your finger into the palm of your other hand.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jul 29 02:25 PM

I could get one implanted in my dick.


"Can ya blow me now?"



Flint  Wednesday Jul 29 02:32 PM

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monster  Wednesday Jul 29 02:41 PM

*snort*



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jul 29 02:46 PM

Anyone want to be added to "my circle___"? hehehe



monster  Wednesday Jul 29 02:57 PM

will there be unlimited trunk calls?
is there an access fee?
what sort of bandwidth are we talking here?



Gravdigr  Wednesday Jul 29 04:48 PM

If, during a video call, you get gooseflesh, does the picture go all fuzzy?



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jul 29 05:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
If, during a video call, you get gooseflesh, does the picture go all fuzzy?
And if you're a body builder, do you get high definition?


WillieO  Wednesday Jul 29 11:58 PM

So blood powered fuel cells could run pace makers, sub dermial hearing aids and who know what else. A very cool step forward in medical applications.



TheMercenary  Thursday Jul 30 12:10 AM

I never thought of it like that but you may be on to something.



capnhowdy  Thursday Jul 30 07:43 AM

Sign at clinic in the future:
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