Smartphones for Life? Modular Designs for Circular Products Lifecycles
Modular smartphones have the unique ability to upgrade to keep pace with technology’s progress and changing consumer habits. This gives the devices a longer useful life, which means fewer phones need to be produced and their ecological footprint can be reduced. To realize all of the potential of modular designs, the MoDeSt project is investigating the technical, social, and commercial factors at work to find solutions for viable modular concepts.
Fraunhofer IZM is heading the project with responsibility for the environmental assessments and definition of ecodesign criteria.