Airbags installed on Automobiles is common Things,but internet retailer giant Amazon did something unexpected,The company filed a patent for mobile phone airbag in February 2010,and yesterday,the company wins patent to deploy airbag system on portable devices.
Abstract of patent:
A system and method for protecting devices from impact damage is provided. Prior to impact between a surface and a device, a determination of a risk of damage to the device is made. If the risk of damage to the device exceeds a threshold, a protection system is activated to reduce or substantially eliminate damage to the device.The adoption of the patent will use the phone's built in gyroscope,accelerometers,cameras and other sensors to sense whether the phone has gone airborne.Once the phone is in a state of falling, the system will automatically adjust the direction of the whereabouts of the phone, and eventually open the airbags to mitigate the damage caused by cell phone drop.
Well this technology is really a great invention and it will revolutionize gadgets market,because this technology is not limited to mobile phones only.this technology can be used in laptops,tablet,cameras and gaming consoles.