Would you get a microphone tattooed on your throat?

Motorola microphone tattoo
Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone that users would have tattooed onto their throats, as indicated in a drawing submitted with the patent application.
(U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Developing wearable tech devices is all the rage these days. Think Google Glass eyewear, Samsung’s smartwatch. Now comes an idea that may beat them all.

Motorola, the Google-owned phone maker, has applied for a patent for a technology that would allow users to have microphones embedded in their throats.

The mic tattoos would connect with users’ mobile devices wirelessly, and, by being positioned close to a user’s larynx, could pick up clearer audio than the regular microphones that we use today, Motorola says.

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Besides humans, Motorola’s patent document says the technology could also be used for animals. We’re not sure why Motorola would want to tattoo microphones onto animals, but PETA probably wouldn’t be too happy about that

As strange as this technology sounds, it isn’t the only one of its kind.

Just last year Nokia filed for a patent for a tattoo that would vibrate to alert users when they got a phone call.



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