British engineers say they invented a revolutionary tooth implant that can work like a mobile phone.|
The "tooth phone" as its been dubbed, has a tiny vibrator and a radio receiver implanted into a tooth. James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau take the credit for the interesting invention. Although the implant doesn't have its own microchip installed, the two insist the technology is tried and tested and that a fully functional phone could be produced in no time at all.
"With the current size of microchips, this is feasible. They are now small enough to implant in the tooth," he said Tuesday. Sound which is received by the implant as a digital radio signal is transferred to the inner ear by bone resonance. Essentially this means the person with the implant can hear the transmission, but its not audible to anyone around him or her.
The invention has a strikingly apparent use in covert ops, communication with spys, or any CIA, FBI, or covert military application. The inventors have high hopes and believe their invention could be the first in a whole new market of non-medical implants.
One thing is certain, the invention has a chance in todays high-tech marketplace. People routinely have fillings at their dentist visit, why not get a silicon one next time that can be hooked up to your local Wireless telephone provider? Whats next, optical implants that let you see who you're talking to via a picture within a picture of your world? It just may be...
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