Umbrellas are different. Useful and not very useful; broken, or diligently repaired by folk craftsmen; simple and with a variety of bells and whistles. The main thing when using the next gadget, into which an ordinary everyday human attribute of a person has been turned, is to remember a simple truth. After all, it's still an umbrella …
Umbrella is a meteorologist.
A group of designers from Chicago developed the concept of an original umbrella called Forecast. The name was not chosen by chance, because an unusual umbrella saves its owner from the need to find out the weather forecast before leaving the house. The handle of the umbrella communicates with the Internet from time to time using Wi-Fi technology, and, depending on the results obtained, changes the intensity of the glow and its color.
If, according to the umbrella, the weather is expected to be sunny, the handle barely glows gray; if it is cloudy, the handle becomes brighter and changes color to blue. Finally, if a heavy rain is expected, the handle changes color to a bright turquoise.
With such an umbrella, you can handle all the weather conditions! And no thermometers and weather forecasts, the umbrella will tell everything itself.
As conceived by the developer, SENZ umbrellas should withstand even in severe weather due to their asymmetric shape.
Each of us is familiar with the situation: when it rains with a strong wind, it is impossible not only to hold an umbrella in our hands without turning it inside out, but also just to stand on our feet. For this, a special asymmetric umbrella was developed that can overcome any windy obstacles. Now, going for a walk in the rain with such an umbrella, you can safely hum: "Come on, sing a song to us, merry wind", while not fearing the consequences of an angry element.
At first glance, this is a completely ordinary umbrella cane. But in reality, it is not as simple as it seems! The thing is that an MP3 player is mounted in its handle, which on a cloudy rainy day will help to cheer up with the help of your favorite music. Thanks to the built-in gyro sensor, you can control the player without any buttons, simply by turning the handle of the umbrella. Very comfortably!
True, so far this is just another prototype, but, I hope, the idea will be implemented, and an unusual umbrella with an MP3 player will soon go on sale.
Science did not stop at the umbrella player. Scientists went further and made an accessory from the umbrella to the world famous Ipod.
Thanks to the iBrella technozone, you no longer have to go into your pocket every time to switch tracks on your player. By the way, this thing also saves from the rain.
As for any ordinary umbrella, the main task of the iBrella accessory is to hide the owner from the rain. However, given the current popularity of high technologies, the inventors (participants of the www.proto-typen.org project) decided to equip their brainchild with the ability to work as a remote control for an iPod.
There are no buttons, control wheels or even levers on the miracle umbrella. The mechanism of operation is simple: iPod turns on as soon as iBrella is opened; closing the umbrella is equivalent to pressing the "/>
This amazing invention will be appreciated by the inhabitants of Foggy Albion, but some people may like the curiosity here too. True, in order for the idea to become a reality, iBrella needs to be brought from the state of a prototype to a product ready for mass production.
The new generation Nubrella umbrella.
Nubrella is an unusual umbrella that will protect you from rain, snow, wind, and even keep your head, face and shoulders warm in cold weather.
This umbrella does not need to be held in your hands, your hands will be free. As you can see in the picture, he is worn on his shoulders and in front of him is transparent so that you can see. Nubrella weighs only 1.1 kg, so it won't be hard to wear.
The very name "Nubrella" comes from the English words "new" ("new") and "umbrella" ("umbrella"). The Russian name was not invented. But you can try "nontik" - (NEW ZONTIK).
In any case, we do not yet know whether this novelty will take root and will be convenient for people or not. Time will tell. In the meantime, the creators are selling one copy for $ 60.
As they say, simplicity and comfort - to the masses!
Another amazing umbrella model was presented at an exhibition in San Francisco.
It looks like an umbrella. However, this device, dubbed the Pileus, can be connected to the Internet via a wireless connection. The inside of the umbrella is nothing more than a large display. There is also a built-in camera, motion sensor, GPS and digital compass. The presence of all this equipment allows you to take photos and immediately upload them to the Internet. In addition, the device makes it possible to use 3D navigation maps from Google Earth.
According to Pileus.net, so far this invention exists only in the form of a prototype, but its creators hope to soon launch it on the market. In addition, it performs the functions of an ordinary umbrella perfectly.
The designers of the RKS DESIGN company have created an inflatable umbrella made of transparent material with integrated LEDs. The material has been chosen to be transparent to ensure good visibility to the wearer.
The umbrella is opened using a special pump, the mechanism of which is based on a conventional bicycle tire pump. In order for the umbrella to begin to inflate, you just need to squeeze its handle. To fold the umbrella, just turn the handle. Built-in LEDs provide illumination. In addition, they perfectly illuminate the path in gloomy weather.
Amazing, isn't it? The developments presented by leading experts from around the world are impressive. What will happen next? Time will show. In the meantime, we just have to watch the development of nano-technologies, listen to music from the speaker built into the umbrella, and dream about the future.