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Gyroscopic Geometric Cases

The AVA Smart Shell Requires Tactile Interaction with Your Smartphone

— November 11, 2013 — Art & Design
There is sufficient innovative technology packed into smartphones these days that enables them to perform far more fascinating tasks than you might imagine. The AVA Smart Shell demonstrates the extension of these cutting-edge features into an iPhone case that lets you simply shift your handset to communicate commands, rather than browse the touchscreen interface.

The shallow pyramidal backing of the cellphone protector comes to a point to make four triangular faces. Leaning your device to any one of these sides will activate a different function. Germain Verbrackel's AVA Smart Shell will switch your smartphone into Busy, Away, Available and No Not Disturb statuses on your social media apps, depending on how you rest it on the table.
Trend Themes
1. Geometric Smartphone Cases - There is a growing trend toward geometric smartphone cases that incorporate innovative technology for hands-free use.
2. Gesture-based Interface - Gesture-based interfaces are becoming increasingly popular in consumer electronics, presenting opportunities for innovative touchless interactions with technology.
3. Smartphone Function Automation - The AVA Smart Shell demonstrates the potential for automating smartphone functions through tactile interactions with the protective case, presenting opportunities for further automation and convenience.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile Accessories - Mobile accessory manufacturers have an opportunity to integrate innovative technology into smartphone cases and other accessories to enhance functionality and convenience for consumers.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies can explore the potential of gesture-based interfaces to create new products with touchless interaction capabilities.
3. Social Media - Social media platforms can explore the potential for automating status updates through tactile interactions with smartphones or other devices, providing a more seamless user experience.
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