The spring-loaded ADcase looks like it could be a practical solution to protecting your iPhone and you may soon be able to get one. The top-notch product was created as a thesis project by a 25-year-old Philip Frenzel, a mechatronics master’s student at Aalen University in Germany.
Basically, it is a pretty thin case for iPhone models 6 and up (it protrudes merely 4.9 mm from the back of the mobile phone) that is built with sensors that identify when the phone is in free-fall. Those receptors instantly activate sets of metal-spring coiled dampers to pop out from all corner of the case, padding the phone’s landing. This is why they call it Active Damping system. Frenzel has now teamed with Peter Mayer and founded a new venture to build the technology commercially. They would like to start a Kickstarter campaign to be able to gather production money.