If you drop your digital device into a puddle, currently your only recourse is the old rice trick, and as useful as that (sometimes) may be, it’s a little too homey for this future world that we live in. Enter P2i, the European company that promises to be able to waterproof any solid object – from phones to clothing to newspapers. Now that’s more Jetsons.
CNN’s innovation blog recently headed out to P2i’s headquarters and recorded a fascinating video profile of both the young company and the tech. Formed out of a doctoral thesis, the tech is now making its way to the marketplace to save us all from our clumsy selves. To create a waterproof phone, or any object, simply insert it into a vacuum chamber, “charge” the object with a plasma, then spray the patented chemical into the chamber. This chemical then forms a nano-coating (orders of magnitude thinner than a human hair) on both the exterior and the interior of the inserted object effectively making it waterproof.
You won’t have to go through this process yourself however, P2i is already in talks or contracts with all major phone makers and several clothing manufacturers. To see the process and company for yourself check out Make Create Innovate and peruse their other videos of fascinating tech and innovators around the globe. Now we just need to futuristic way to make my phone levitate when I drop it.