Brilliant and eccentric inventor John Joseph Minetailings achieved fame and fortune in his basement laboratory while working on developing a new and better vibrator. Minetailings embedded a vibrator in a motel style bed and hooked it up to a coin operated timer.
Every motel bed in America and much of the western world purchased the magic fingers device and countless traveling salesman were massaged to sleep by the soothing device. The invention became famous in world literature when Arthur Miller inserted the motel room relaxer in an infamous scene in Death of a Salesman. NY Times theater critic James Backus Massage wrote that Miller did for the magic fingers what Ibsen did for the door.
Minetailings died doing what he loved to do while working on an improvement to the invention that made him rich and famous. The yet to be perfected "massaging hands" android mattress apparently went out of control and the massaging hands choked Minetailiings to death.