Motorola patents neck tattoo that acts as a microphone and lie detector

Motorola patents neck tattoo that acts as a microphone and lie detector
Back in the dark days of March 2012, we told you about Nokia's patent application for a removable ferromagnetic ink tattoo that would send you haptic feedback whenever your phone receives a call. Different callers could be tied to different vibration patterns so that you could tell who is calling without having to look at your phone. Now, Motorola has received a patent for a similar, but functionally different idea.

Motorola's idea is to place a skin tattoo sticker on your neck to be used as a microphone, sending signals to your Motorola Moto X or the latest version of the Motorola DROID. The microphone would be able to send a clearer sound to your handset as it would eliminate background noise. The tattoo would come with its own transceiver, antenna, microphone and signal processor. For some reason not explained, the tattoo would also come with a screen even though the placement of the sticker would preclude you from looking at it.

And wait, there's more. Motorola adds that the tattoo could include a skin detector that could help determine if someone is talking in the confident manner of someone telling the truth. That's right, the tattoo patch could double as a lie detector. Sounds like we might not see too many politicians using Motorola handsets in the future.

As far as the tattoo is concerned, we wonder if the wholly owned Google subsidiary will have one that says "Mom" with a big heart.


source: USPTO via UnwiredView

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28 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

More toys for NSA to monitor us.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah. They will add this to every single baby immediately when they born. Would be creepy

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Who knows, maybe in the future if citizens still be so puppets like now.

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah... I'll pass... I don't care how amazing you can take this technology. I will never attach something like that to my body

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They don't need anything as long as the best surveillance device -- smartphone -- is around. Richard Stallman doesn't kep a cell phone.

27. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah those movies of us been controlled and monitored are starting to look like a reality

28. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Am I the only one or does this sound like a mark of the beast?

2. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

lmao, wtf....

3. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

666 mark. Lol kidding.

18. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I was thinking that too, without kidding.

20. Feanor

Posts: 1343; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Me too... creepy.

23. warrenellis93

Posts: 541; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

same here

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In U.S. your neck will be carrier branded. :D

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

How about no?

6. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Here, have all of my nope.

17. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Shut up and take my nopes!

8. LindaC

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I am always truthful. Nothing to fear.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hope it is sarcasm. :)

24. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

that's just what the German Jewish community thought in WW2

11. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Imagine the day our smartphones are replaced by a tattoo...Sometimes technology needs to slow down a little so we can be ready for it

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree. +1

14. GeekMovement unregistered

Radiation? Thyroid cancer?! Maybe not, but still.. lol.

15. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

This is awesome! ...If you are the one tattooing this on people while they're sleeping. Get notifications on your phone everytime they say a lie. Talk about high-tech stalking!

16. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

okay google.....

19. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Rage-ending your call and slamming your finger to your neck and missing

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No. .

25. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Cool, but I dont want a tattoo on the neck. Unless it can be move freely to put anyhwere and washable.

29. LindaC

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

"Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself." FDR's First Inaugural Address

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