Smartphone case acts as ‘airbag’ is open to prevent falling phones of the crack

Philip Frenzel, 25, made with a smartphone case protects phones when they fall.

(German association for Mechatronics/Philip Frenzel)

It is a fear of many smartphone users are familiar with the panic that consumes your body as your phone fall to the ground, the prayer of the screen is not cracked, if you rotate the device.

Philip Frenzel, a 25-year-old master’s student at Aalen University in Germany, knew the feeling all too well. So he decided to create a product to prevent damage. He calls it the “mobile air” formally known as the “active damping” case.

The case, which was Frenzel four years to design, is equipped with sensors that detect when a phone is about to fall down. When the sensors activate, they lead to four springs on each corner of the case to unfold and stitches in two directions, to prevent the phone from hitting the ground.

When you choose the device, you can fold the set of eight thin metal curls” back in the closet, TechCrunch reports, adding that the case is patent pending.

However, that bouncy springs can not offer 100 percent protection. If the phone is dropped on an uneven surface, there is a possibility that it could be damaged.

Frenzel, the invention is still a hit, though. It will be a top award from the German association for Mechatronics in 2018

“In his doctoral thesis, Philip Frenzel is impressive to see how a mechatronics engineer to systematically and purposefully approaches a problem and develop a technically feasible and economically viable solution,” Prof. dr. Rolf Biesenbach, president of the German association for Mechatronics, said in an online statement about the device.

The 25-year-old engineering student plans to take the product on crowdfunding site Kickstarter in July, in the hope that it is gone.

“We want to be able to finance our livelihood with it,” Frenzel added. “In short, we hope to have a hype.”

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