Monday, Jun 25 2018 | Updated at 11:59 PM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Dec 09, 2013 09:32 AM EST

Cell phone users can now save the gasp when their device slips from their hand. Honda, the Japanese car maker, has devised a case with integrated airbags designed to prevent damage from devastating and costly accidents.

The built-in airbags for the smartphone works in a similar fashion to cars. The airbags in cars come popping out at the time of collision, whereas when a smartphone slips from a user's hand, the six small airbags from the 'Smartphone Case N' gets inflated before the device even hits the ground.

Resembling a box, the Case N contains materials that are found in car air bags. Inside the case, it has sensors to determine when the smartphone is falling from a dangerous height.

According to Honda, an accelerometer comes into action when it detects the phone is falling, and within 0.2 of a second, a canister of carbon dioxide gas fills six different air bags, preventing damage against sudden and forceful impacts, Digital Trends reports.

Watch video

Much to the disappointment of the users, it is just a concept and Honda doesn't have any plans to sell the protective case as of now. The company might want to get the pulse of the customers before giving final touches to the product and making it a reality in the market.

When they decide to launch the product, the company has to also rethink the size of the case, as the current prototype is too big and might not fit into one's pockets.

However, the phone accessory is surrounded by patent controversy even before it enters the market.

It is claimed that Honda is not the first company to invent the concept. Sony patented a similar airbag system in 2007 and followed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2011, Elite Daily reports.

It will be interesting to see whether all these companies will collaborate together to push the concept from the shelves into customers' hands or if Honda will think of an alternative.

See Now: Facebook will use AI to detect users with suicidal thoughts and prevent suicide

Follows honda, smartphone case, airbags, damage, built-in airbags, smartphone, cars, collision, Smartphone Case N, Case N, sensors
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Controlling Robots With Brainwaves And Hand Gestures

Jun 23, 2018 AM EDTWhat if you can control robots with a simple flick of a finger? A team of experts is trying to make that a reality through this latest experiment.

Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Linked To Possible Cardiovascular Disease

Jun 16, 2018 AM EDTScientists from the Boston University School of Medicine looked into the effects of flavored e-cigarettes to the lining of blood vessels. Here are ...

LendingTree Study: Which Places Have the Most Student Debt?

May 31, 2018 AM EDTLendingTree outs its study that identifies places in the United States with the most student debt. Here's the complete list.

Best College Reviews Names 10 Best Master's in Biomedical Engineering Programs Online

May 31, 2018 AM EDTPlanning to pursue a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering? Here are some of the best online programs you need to consider.