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Mobile phones go molar

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0208266a (Published 01 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:0208266a
  1. Claire McKenna1
  1. 1BMJ

An innovative design for a tooth implant that can receive digital signals from radios, computers, and mobile phones is on display at the London Science Museum this summer.

The creators envisage that a microvibration device and a wireless receiver would be implanted in the tooth during routine dental surgery. The sound is then transferred from the tooth into the inner ear by bone conduction, converting the …

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