“A case that comes with sensors that can detect when the phone is in free-fall.”

A smartphone airbag

#Telephone

Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Since the idea of carrying a fragile smartphone made of glass is pretty dumb, 25-year-old Philip Frenzel of Aalen University in Germany has developed a phone case that, when it detects it is falling, ejects springy appendages to dampen the fall.

The sensors present in the 'mobile airbag' case prompts the release of four springs that cause the phone to bounce when it hits the ground, giving higher chances of avoiding scrapes and cracks. The dampers in the case are pushed into an 'airbag' position with metal springs, and they essentially help in absorbing the impact of the fall. Once deployed, the dampers can be pushed back into the case, meaning you can use it again.

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