Origin of the Cellphone



Today, we use our phone for almost everything. Bored? Pull out your phone. Have a question about math? Pull out your phone. Want to talk with a friend? Pull out your phone. But you have to wonder where this all started. Who invented the phone? How was it first made?

In 1843, Michael Faraday did research to find a space that could conduct electricity. By 1865, Dr. Mahlon Loomis was the seemingly first person to communicate wireless. In 1973, Dr. Martin Cooper was the seemingly first person to invent a portable handset. The cellphone was released to the public in 1977. Now, we’ve got highly advanced phones that we carry with us everyday.

Here are some links you can use for more information: https://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/158725/cell_phones/the_origin_of_the_cell_phone.html https://www.productevolution.org/2018/03/on-the-origin-of-the-smartphone/

This relates to engineering because the original phone required a lot of research and people planning to create it. It uses electricity, creativity, all the things used in engineering. It’s still being improved on to this day.