Flying Smartphones : In 1981 I was 10 years old. My Father walked into the living room in the house I grew up in and screamed “Neil!, why are you taking the Television apart”! And I said “Because I need to know how it works Dad”!
And so it began, my natural curiosity for all things electrical, all things that are remote controlled and all things that could hover and fly. And although I did pursue a career in Technology, my true passionate pursuit lies in the creation of things that do not yet exist.
My most prized gadget at the time was the hovering plastic race car I built from a broken RC toy helicopter. I melted a hole in the roof of the plastic car and implanted the motor, rotor and Helicopter blade system into the interior of the toy vehicle.
With some School grade glue and a few “D” batteries, the Car was able to hover 5 feet off the ground for about 30 minutes.
This is when I started to theorize about power to weight distribution ratios. In the attic I found a 1966 Encyclopedia Britannica edition, dusted it off and hunted down the name Leonardo Da Vinci with a thirst for knowledge. I studied all his works, his writings, his designs and then I found something quite heart pounding…The Ornithopter.
This incredible mechanism that employed flapping wings to generate both lift and propulsion. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” LDV-
I’m no Leonardo Da Vinci and I’m no Steve Jobs or any of the likes, but I do carry that same burning burden of inventive creation which doesn’t even allow me the reward of sleep. And over the years I have always clung to advancements in Aviation, specifically Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Drone technology.
When we were kids, Drones were some Military myth, something you never saw, only periodically heard about. They flew secret missions to capture a myriad of data returning to central command for further analysis.
I dove deep into this non-mythical fact as a true enthusiast and admirer of what is now a multi-billion dollar global sector crossing consumer, commercial and Military technology.
My professional background is in the Market Data Software space. I support all the various data requirements of large global asset managers.
We are subject matter experts in real-time and non-real time data systems, data feeds, application development, research, reference data, contract and vendor management, product and project management. This expertise specifically revolves around the world of Bloomberg, Reuters, FactSet, S&P and all other data providers including Exchanges that exist.
In 2018 I was with My Father and realized that his Arthritis had progressed to a point where he had trouble with basic things and what frustrated him a great deal was not being able to properly handle his iPhone.
One of his favorite things to do is FaceTime with his Grandchildren. He dials the phone and leans it up against a pile of books and speaks to my kids without using his hands.
It was at this observational moment that the “Da Vinci” light bulb exploded and I took pencil to paper and started to draw what would become “PhoneQuad”.
PhoneQuad in its basic form is a Hovering Smartphone Case. It does not fly around like traditional drones, it hovers stable and steady for Hands-Free pictures, videos and video call functionality.
You lock your phone inside it as you would with a regular hard-shell phone case and it instantly converts your smartphone (Apple or Samsung/Android) into a compact, durable and foldable drone. (As well as fitting in your pocket, purse, bag, etc.)
I had my specifications mechanically drawn, worked with a Patent attorney to protect my IP and printed a full scale 3D model. I teamed up with Aerospace Engineers who are experts in everything Drone hardware and software related.
We will be coding proprietary software for voice commands via BlueTooth AirPods.
When PhoneQuad is in use, you’ll be able to walk away from it while it hovers to stage the perfect family picture, video or video call while simultaneously using your voice to control specific aspects of functionality.
I formed LeshTronix Drone Systems and am now creating a disruptive and entirely new sector of Hands-Free communication using smart devices.
PhoneQuad is not a Selfie Drone and we are not specifically focused on selling into the X-Games and Outdoors enthusiast demographic, we are selling into the global smartphone user community.
Anyone and everyone with a smartphone is a potential customer. There are now more mobile phone subscriptions in the world than there are people.
Scenario 1: You and your family are on vacation and you want to take a family picture or video.
You’re not going to be in the picture because you’re the person taking the picture. You don’t have a Selfie Stick and you’re not going to ask a stranger to hold your phone. But you do have PhoneQuad, problem solved.
Scenario 2: Similar to millions of people globally, you enjoy making and posting pics and videos to TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Phonequad makes this process really incredible. Position Phonequad at the desired elevation, let go and walk away.
You’ll never have to hold your phone again for creating social media posts. As per Google, there are approx. 100 Million videos posted to their servers every 24 hours.
Scenario 3: (Healthcare) There are millions of people globally who are affected by Hand related medical conditions. PhoneQuad enables them to have Hands-Free video calls with friends, family and business.
When your phone rings and you’re able to open PhoneQuad and enjoy the freedom of hands-free communication, it’s going to be an incredible experience.
Scenario 4: You’re the parent of an Athletic child, It’s game day and you never want to miss an important play. Position PhoneQuad at the field and let go, PhoneQuad will capture it all.
UAV-Drone Sector Forecast Analysis:
1) Global drone market size is forecast to grow to $42.8B by 2025 at 13.8% CAGR.
2) Drone services will remain the biggest segment with Software growing rapidly.
3) Inspection is the top application of drones with UAV deliveries growing fast.
4) Asia is the biggest drone market today driven by China and Japan.
5) India is expected to be the third-largest drone market in the world by 2025.
*Information provided by Drone Industry Insights.
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