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Even with the advancements like stronger glass and reinforced frames, mobile phones still instill great anxiety in many users they second they slip from our hand and make their way to the floor. We frantically grab for the device or freeze in place hoping for the best. Until now…

Philip Frenzel, an engineering student at the Aalen University in Germany, has developed a mobile airbag also called the AD Case which stands for active damping. Containing a thin protective case within Frenzel built sensors that detect the free fall of a cell phone and developed a metal spring that unfolds during the fall to cushion the fall. The dampers are folded in manually and are reusable, so that the phone is protected from the next fall.

Frenzel has won an award from the German Mechatronics Society for his concept and is planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his project soon. 

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