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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    Astounded Reader, 21 Apr 2006 @ 6:02am

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    I think he/she was trying to suggest that it may be possible, but what would be the point if the shock recieved is so slight that it wouldn't matter. Plus, there would be no way to turn up the voltage as a hacker when they will more than likely have that controlled by the hardware of the device, not by software.

    I agree totally that the voltage will not be anything more than maybe touching a 9volt battery to your tongue and will not cause uncontrollable muscle twitching or problems with a pacemaker, etc.

    Personally, I think its a great idea and look forward to one day trying it out. Although I do agree, the patch may be a little inconvenient to remember.

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