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GentleMe / Umbrella

GentleMe

We all hate walking in a crowded streets in a rainy day. What’s more, rain drops dripping from the fringe of the tips would wet others’ clothes or bags and creates unpleasantness. GentleMe solves this problem by its own transformable structure. It looks like a fine ordinary umbrella at the first sight. But when it’s crowded, you can spin the handle and GentleMe would simply contract its ribs to occupy less space. And with the contraction, all the tips would be pointing down to the ground instead of others. Thus it would no longer wet others clothes.

University

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
HANGZHOU, China

YIKUN WANG,
Zhejiang University