Amazon Founder Patents An Airbag For Phones

Amazon Founder Patents An Airbag For Phones
technology

Could this be the end of cracked glass screens? The device's motion sensors detect a fall and trigger impact protection.

Emma Hutchings
  • 18 december 2012

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has filed a patent application for a system that protects devices from impact damage. This method utilizes a smartphone’s motion sensors to detect when it has been dropped, and then deploys mini-airbags that can cushion the fall and prevent damage like a cracked screen. The protective system could also be useful for e-readers, tablets, and cameras. The patent reads:

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