Forget Vibrate, What About Shock Mode?

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Mobile-phone maker Motorola has received a patent for a system that uses electric shocks to let somebody know when they're phone is ringing, rather than the usual ringtone or vibration. The user wears a small pad with electrodes on their skin that's connected wirelessly to the phone, and get a shock -- which can be personalized, depending on the caller -- when they're called. It's hard to see this system really taking off, but especially not with users on the Great Wall of China, where phone users are supposedly already being electrocuted.

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    Professor Highbrow, 21 Apr 2006 @ 12:04am

    All the above ^

    You've got a point there... for proper electroshock treatment or enough amperage to contract a muscle, we'd need much more power than a cell phone battery than a rechargable Lithium-Ion cellphone battery. It would be discharged after one "treatment."

    We need a cigaratte lighter adaptor for this to work.
    A large capacitor could be charged from the 12V automobile power supply, and discharged upon the victi....mmm I mean cell phone user at an appropriate amperage X voltage = power.

    --Professor HighBrow
    (business as usual since 1999)

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