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Imagine An Airbag That Would Catch Your Falling iPhone [Headlines]

Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon understands the pain of dropping your iPhone and seeing it cracked or smashed to pieces. He's applied for a patent on a mobile phone airbag that would deploy in the case of a fall.

Caroline Ku
  • 15 august 2011

According to the patent filing, which was submitted in February, but has only just been made public, tiny airbags would be deployed from the phone if the in-built accelerometer detected that was falling.

The patent submitted by the Amazon boss also suggests using a laser or even radar to determine the distance between the phone and the ground.

Other suggestions for protecting a falling phone include springs that would be released from the casing to ensure that the phone safely bounced on hitting the ground. The patent application also suggests that a gyroscope or jets of compressed air could be used to alter the angle of the device in the air. Shane Richmond/The Telegraph.

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