Good Vibrations

Shake-centric innovation spawns a variety of functional products
Implications - For most of us, vibrations are associated with the shaking of our cellphones (and perhaps other more risqué devices), but now an increasing number of innovators are applying "shake" technology to augment the operation and performance of some products, including alarm clocks, sports gear and dental appliances. Giving off both a tactile and audible element, these vibrating devices aim to enhance the user experience as well as provide superior functionality.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 11,081 Total Clicks Dec 11 - May 12
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Phone Call-Responding Tatts - The Nokia Vibrating Tattoo Consists of Ferromagnetic Inks
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Warm 1,841 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 12
Phone Call-Responding Tatts
The Nokia Vibrating Tattoo Consists of Ferromagnetic Inks
The Nokia vibrating tattoo takes receiving phone calls to a whole new level. While Apple may have a leg up with their highly coveted iPhone, soon Nokia will be enticing people with special tattoos... [More]
Mood-Improving Headsets - The DayBrake Monitors Your Bodily Response and Endeavors to Relax You
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Mild 3,873 Clicks Pub: Feb 12, 12
Mood-Improving Headsets
The DayBrake Monitors Your Bodily Response and Endeavors to Relax You
A great deal of offices cultivate a culture of tension, allowing levels of anxiety to rise and reducing one's awareness that it has even occurred. The DayBrake Personal Stress Management System is designed… [More]
Face-Shaking Phones - The Kyocera URBANO PROGRESSO Transmits Sound Using Vibrations and Skin Contact
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 1,072 Clicks Pub: May 19, 12
Face-Shaking Phones
The Kyocera URBANO PROGRESSO Transmits Sound Using Vibrations and Skin Contact
While those “Can you hear me now?” commercials are entertaining, not being to hear the person on the other end of the line is extremely frustrating—something that the Kyocera... [More]
Vibrating Luxury Cars - The Cadillac Safety Alert Seat Rumbles to Warn Drivers of Crash Risks
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Mild 697 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 12
Vibrating Luxury Cars
The Cadillac Safety Alert Seat Rumbles to Warn Drivers of Crash Risks
The Cadillac Safety Alert Seat uses directional vibrations to warn drivers of impending collision hazards. As one of the luxury car’s updated safety features, the driver’s seat will... [More]
Vibrating Mouthpiece Straighteners - The AcceleDent System Could Accelerate Teeth Straightening
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Untested 1,683 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 11
Vibrating Mouthpiece Straighteners
The AcceleDent System Could Accelerate Teeth Straightening
First the invisible braces were introduced, making older generations sigh resignedly about their own chunky teeth straightening experience, and now it's the AcceleDent System. This system accelerates the… [More]
Vibrating Morning Alerts - The Chirp Alarm Clock Ensures Your Roommate Stays Asleep
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Untested 1,915 Clicks Pub: Jan 11, 12
Vibrating Morning Alerts
The Chirp Alarm Clock Ensures Your Roommate Stays Asleep
The makers of the Chirp alarm clock know that when you share a room with another person, it can be really annoying when her alarm clock goes off but you're still scheduled for a couple more hours of shut-eye.… [More]