Jacob Fraden is the founder and CEO of SensorJacket, a smartphone case that enhances the existing capabilities of phones. While the case looks like an average smartphone jacket, it has been embedded with smart sensors. These sensors provide users with the ability to check temperatures of food, find studs in walls or even investigate bad breath.
When the jacket is placed onto a smartphone, it immediately provides new functions. The functions are powered through the NFC capabilities, which already exist in every smartphone. These NFC sensors then transmit each piece of data from the jacket and put it into the phone.
Fraden compares an average smartphone to a Swiss army knife, they each have multiple functions but the SesnorJacket provides users with an endless range new capabilities. These jackets can be useful for everyday purposes, or by those in professional work environments such as carpentry and construction.
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