Moscase: The New Generation Of Smartphone Cases SYSTEM
Moscase: The New Generation Of Smartphone Cases SYSTEM
Customize your smartphone with modular backplates, adding new and exciting functions. Monitor your health and wellbeing.
Customize your smartphone with modular backplates, adding new and exciting functions. Monitor your health and wellbeing. Read more
About this project
- Attach various backplates to your smartphone that help you in everyday situations.
- At its heart, Moscase is a health tracking accessory for your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, capable of measuring various body functions in new and exciting ways.
- It is the most intuitive and comfortable way of tracking your health. By seamlessly becoming one with your phone, you never have to think about it.
- Use the dedicated Moscase App to sync and monitor your data. See how you’re improving and receive health tips that help you keep your body and mind in top condition.
- Because we take design very seriously, we made sure that our design doesn’t ruin the looks of your phone.
MOSCASE ACTIVE BACKPLATES
Each active backplate has its own distinct purpose that completely reimagines what smartphones are capable of.
You can never have enough cool sensors! The Breathalyzer is equipped with a special detection sensor, capable of analyzing your breath in order to determine the alcohol content in your body. The Moscase App will let you know what your allowed limit is based on your location.
For all you music lovers out there, this backplate upgrades your smartphone’s stock speakers with ones that rival most full range Hi-Fi systems. Enjoy listening to your favorite music the way it was meant to be listened to.
Harness the power of light and extend your smartphone’s battery life with this solar cell equipped backplate. It’s functional, it looks cool, plus it’s environmentally friendly. What’s there not to like?
Strapping on some extra juice can be a life saver in a lot of situations. Top that off with extra storage space for all your photos, documents and other media, and you’ve managed to beef up the two weakest aspects of smartphones.
E-paper has two advantages over any other screen: it’s super easy on your eyes and its power consumption is practically non-apparent. Read notifications, display photos, or use it for reading books and articles.
Every Moscase comes with the Basic backplate, which is an optional add-on with a built-in 650mA battery. It also offers a bit of extra protection and completes the look for those of you who prefer to cover the back of your smartphones. Our active backplates, on the other hand, offer extended functionality for Moscase users.
In order to attach these backplates to your smartphone, we've developed a bumper with a simple but sturdy mechanism. Think of this bumper as the centerpiece of Moscase, to which you can attach various backplates quickly and easily. But we couldn't possibly have developed a simple boring bumper. No way sir! The Moscase bumper is actually a fully functional product on its own, that lets you track your wellbeing using its built-in sensors.
The two most common accessories that people buy for their smartphones are cases and Wellbeing accessories. Moscase combines these two in a single elegant format. It is the most intuitive way of monitoring your health, while also offering premium protection for your precious smartphone.
Wellbeing has never been more popular, thanks to the ever growing palette of health accessories available on the market. We want to contribute to this revolution by offering a device that expands upon the capabilities of common wellbeing accessories, offering new types of bio-measurements previously unseen in such devices.
So why use an additional wearable accessory when you already have a device more than capable of being the most powerful tracking tool you’ve ever owned? Smartphones are extremely powerful tools and are capable of a lot more than taking pictures and handling social media. Moscase is a professional health accessory to those who find wearable devices a little clumsy or obtrusive, or perhaps their wrist is already occupied by jewelry. It works by becoming an integral part of your smartphone and turns it into a health-monitoring workstation, and it does this intuitively and unobtrusively. Simply monitor your wellbeing without even noticing that you are doing so!
Moscase has four super hi-tech compact sensors built inside it in various strategic points that enable users to collect a broad spectrum of data, giving a detailed representation of their health and wellbeing.
Capable of measuring your heart rate and oxygen saturation. It works by visually detecting tiny motions in your finger’s arteries.
Primarily used for measuring your body temperature, however it is capable of measuring any heat source between 32 and 212 Fahrenheit (0 and 100 Celsius).
These sensors are our pride and joy and represent the core idea behind Moscase. They are so unique that we had to create them from scratch. Yes, that’s how crazy and dedicated we are! They work by sending a teeny-tiny electromagnetic current through your body (don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe). They are capable of measuring your stress level and body-fat percentage depending on how you hold your phone.
Moscase connects to your phone via the Lightning Connector for speed, reliability and energy efficiency. It doesn't use wifi or bluetooth for data transfer.
As much as we would love to begin production with all eight colors, we are planning to cut it down to four for the first run based on our pledgers' request.
A big part of Moscase is how tightly it is integrated with its dedicated Moscase App. This is where users get to take advantage of all the awesome features, get regular health updates and personalized tips on how to stay healthy.
Have you used other popular applications in the past? No problem! The Moscase App is capable of importing your existing data from Apple’s Health App and from a number of other popular health / wellbeing applications.
STUFF YOU CAN MEASURE
BACKPLATES: A WHOLE NEW SET OF POSSIBILITIES
What if we told you that you could attach various backplates to Moscase on the fly, thus further expanding the functionality of your smartphone?
We are talking about real everyday applications, an extra battery being one of the simplest and most popular choices among users. But do you honestly need that extra battery every single day in every situation? If you had the option, wouldn’t you swap that battery to something more useful? Say a speaker? Or an e-paper display? Or how about a better camera? Or you might want to add some additional sensors, further expanding Moscase’s original functions. The possibilities are truly endless!
This is merely a dream with our current budget, and we need your help and support in order to make this happen!
By the way, this is exactly where our name comes from. Moscase combines the three words that best define us: Modular + Smart + Case = Moscase.
WHY WE ARE ON KICKSTARTER
Moscase is an amazing concept product with a very wide feature palette. We are planning to come out with tons of modular active backplates in all eight color options. Understandably, this can only be achieved with careful planning and research. Being on Kickstarter is a great way for us to see which color options and which active backplates have the highest demand, so that we can begin production focusing on those for our first run.
WHERE WE’RE AT
So far we have managed to finalize all hardware decisions. We have settled on all the final materials and components for the bumper itself, and already have our first prototypes for testing to see if we need to make any final alterations. Currently we are busy developing the Moscase application and will shortly begin our thorough beta testing.
We are desperate to begin developing our active backplates as we think it would truly take our current product to the next level, and the potential this concept holds is nothing short of mind boggling. But like we said, it is merely a concept at the moment, unless we manage to get the support of all the awesome people out there who believe in what we do.
Our goal is to bring you the coolest, most feature packed, yet most intuitive wellbeing phone accessory under the sun.
SOME POINTS WORTH MENTIONING
- Features high quality materials and premium tactile feel
- Offers protection that meets Apple requirements
- We’ve kept battery usage to a minimum so you’ll barely notice the difference
- Doesn’t interfere with your phone’s speaker or microphone
- Made in the EU
- US Patent pending
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with risks and challenges, and Moscase is no exception. One of our biggest challenges comes from the fact that we are a very small company with only 29 employees working on the entire project. In order to make sure the integration between the case and the application is as smooth as possible we need to collect and analyze tons of user data. We don’t have the capacity to conduct such testing before the actual release, therefore we will have to rely on our first batch of users to supply us with all the data we need so that we are able to put the icing on the cake so to speak. This is quite a normal procedure among smaller companies, however it tends to scare away some users due to the product not being the best it can during the first couple of weeks after its release.
The aspect of Moscase that tends to cause arguments is the question of the headphone output. We are still hesitant on settling on a solution, as not one is without compromises. The most obvious solution would be to leave so much space that even the biggest headphone jacks could fit easily. This however would result in a serious weak spot in the bumper’s structure so that it would fail to give sufficient protection, not to mention it would make the case look awful. Another solution is to leave as little space as possible and include a small patch adaptor that can be attached to the end of any headphone jack. A bit clumsy but very user friendly. The third and most elegant solution would be to do away with the headphone output entirely. This might sound ridiculous at first, but in actual fact headphone outputs are soon to be ancient history, as lots of major manufacturers are already developing headphones that use a USB/Lightening connection. This means that soon you will be using your phone’s charger outlet not just for charging, syncing and docking but for connecting your headphones. Of course no one knows for sure when these headphones will be available, not to mention we wouldn’t want our users to purchase a new set just so they can use them with Moscase.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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