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Therapeutic Ringtones For Mobile Phones

Therapeutic Ringtones For Mobile Phones

A Japanese company has created ringtones which it claims have therapeutic properties.

Naresh Kumar

Japan Ringing Tone Laboratory has created ringtones, which it claims, have therapeutic properties.

The ringtones, which have created a buzz in Japan, are composed in a variety of tones and styles which promise to relieve the listeners from a variety of nagging ailments such as insomnia, hangover and stress.

The Times Online reports:

Much of the tones’ credibility rests in the solid reputation of Matsumi Suzuki, the head of the Japan Ringing Tone Laboratory, an eight-year-old subsidiary of the Japan Acoustic Laboratory.

Mr Suzuki’s adventures in the realm of mood-altering ringtones follow a career at the National Research Institute of Police Science, where he made award-winning advances in the field of voiceprints. One of his proudest achievements was the development of a synthetic mosquito noise that is inaudible to Japan’s over-60s but supposedly discourages teenagers from “congregating in parks at midnight”.

TimesOnline: “‘Therapeutic ringtones’ for mobile phones create a buzz in Japan”

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