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Sun Jun 30 01:53:15 UTC 2002
Coming Soon: A 'Telephone Tooth'
Fri Jun 28, 2:04 PM ET By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP)
- Tired of losing your cell phone? (...)
Two British inventors unveiled a prototype of a device Friday that could
solve those problems.
But there's a drawback — your dentist would have to install it inside one of
Unofficially known as the "telephone tooth," the device would allow you to
receive phone calls, listen to music, even connect to verbal sites on the
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So far, no company has announced it is making the device. (...)
However, the device, also known as the "molar mobile," does not allow people
to talk back to callers or make outgoing calls.
Auger said the "telephone tooth" is just another device designed to help
people better cope with existing technology: like the flight suits developed
to allow pilots make tight turns in high-speed warplanes without blacking
The "telephone tooth" would place a small device in a person's back molar
that includes a wireless, low-frequency receiver and a gadget that turns
audio signals into mechanical vibrations, which would pass from the tooth
directly to the inner ear as clear sounds.
The user also would keep a tiny device outside his body to turn the cellphone
on and off and to program it.
On Friday, people lined up at the Science Museum to try out a prototype of
the "telephone tooth," which is officially known as the audio tooth implant.
The crude imitation of the device included a walkie-talkie and a plastic
cocktail stick that users placed in their mouths...
(But is there a tooth fairy????--ed.)
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