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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...








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