Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
NTT DoCoMo creates mobile phone that allows user to 'talk to the hand'
Posted on 11-Dec-2003 04:55 | Filed under: News

NTT DoCoMo creates mobile phone that allows user to 'talk to the hand'
NTT DoCoMo is doing some R&D into different techniques to make mobile an always present technology. The FingerWhisper is currently being developed at the NTT DoCoMo Yokosuka R&D center is a new kind of wearable telephone handset that utilizes the human hand as part of the receiver.

Worn on the wrist, this watch-like terminal converts voice to vibration through an actuator and channels this vibration through the bones to the tip of the index finger. By inserting this finger into the ear canal, the vibration can be heard as voice. We call this process the bone conduction receiving mechanism.

Since the microphone is located on the inner side of the wrist, the posture of the user's hand, when using the terminal, is the same as when using a cellular phone.

According to the NTT DoCoMo web site: "FingerWhisper, using the bone conduction receiving mechanism, delivers the received voice clearly even in noisy environments and allows the user to speak in a lower volume of voice when compared with ordinary handsets. Its watch-like design makes it easy to wear and frees the user's hands when not in use."

And people joked about Sidetalking, a consequence of using Nokia's N-Gage mobile phone. I wonder what will be the joke on this one...


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Price of Petrol
Created by Bluntj, last reply by MikeAqua on 18-Oct-2018 08:38 (206 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Transferring domain in to MetaName
Created by tardtasticx, last reply by timbee on 19-Oct-2018 23:02 (13 replies)

IPCC climate report
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by SaltyNZ on 19-Oct-2018 18:08 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Strange Availability behaviour - Fixed Broadband
Created by graham007, last reply by quickymart on 18-Oct-2018 21:02 (12 replies)

Sky TV sale possible?
Created by MikeB4, last reply by quickymart on 18-Oct-2018 21:08 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


NZ Government Incentives Coming Soon For Buyers of Electric Vehicles!
Created by frednz, last reply by MikeAqua on 18-Oct-2018 08:41 (279 replies)
Pages... 17 18 19


Official driver just killed pc
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Oct-2018 20:13 (10 replies)

New Carry on Luggage Recommendation
Created by networkn, last reply by MikeAqua on 19-Oct-2018 10:47 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5