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Smart Umbrella / Umbrella

Smart Umbrella
Smart Umbrella

Sunlight and rain are not usually perpendicular to ground and people sitting under umbrella tend to be exposed to sunlight and rain sometimes. The smart umbrella has a bigger area on one side to be more effective. It has light sensor and wind indicator on top calculating which direction sunlight and wind are from. Rotary mechanism will respond to the analysis and turn the bigger side to right direction and stop sunlight and rain in any occasion. The wind indicator is also a electricity generator producing power for rotary mechanism. It is a stylish and intelligent product protecting people from sunlight and rain all the time.


Shandong University

Shandong University
Shandong University
Jinan, China


Technology University Eindhoven

Technology University Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Mingwei Zhang Jianfeng Jin