Sunday, November 10, 2013

Motorola patents electronic tattoo for ‘mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display’

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Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

Motorola, now owned by Google, has applied for a patent for technology that seems like complete science fiction: an electronic tattoo to be placed on a person’s neck that acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.”

This makes Motorola’s stomach acid-powered tablet that turns your body into a living password seem like the equivalent of a floppy disk. When Motorola announced the password pill, they also announced a more rudimentary electronic tattoo.

Australian news outlet The Age reports that the electronic tattoo would eliminate background noise that can disturb phone conversations by capturing vibrations or sound directly from the user’s throat.