Among all the precious elements which exist in our daily lives, one of the most important is our smartphone. We may live without air for a day but not without our phones in our hands (pun intended). Given our rash use of our smartphones, they are highly vulnerable to damages which may result in losing data as well as money.
However, in the coming days, you may stop worrying about it and that can be attributed to a student. The creative and useful accessory has been invented by a mechatronics engineering student named Philip Frenzel who is pursuing his master's degree at Aalen University in Germany.
What looks like a conventional backcover is actually a protective equipment which deploys dampers when senses a fall. Same as that in cars. The cover senses the event of fall with the help of sensors and deploys a set of dampers through springs on all four corners which absorb the impact.
Phillip realised the need for such an equipment when he accidentally dropped his phone and had it severely damaged. Something he started developing for fulfilling the need of protection landed him the National Mechatronics awards for 2018 by German mechatronics society. Once he gets crowdfunding through Kickstarter, he is planning to make it commercially available to the public. Phillip has also filed a patent for the mobile airbag.