Amazon Founder Patents An Airbag For Phones
Could this be the end of cracked glass screens? The device's motion sensors detect a fall and trigger impact protection.
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: