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Therapeutic Ringtones For Mobile Phones

Therapeutic Ringtones For Mobile Phones
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A Japanese company has created ringtones which it claims have therapeutic properties.

by Naresh Kumar
  • 16 march 2010

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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