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A Smart Solution for Interacting Efficiently / Bionic Idea Design

Commercial activities are mostly effected by weather conditions like hot summer or rainy days, which could affect the economic activity. To solve this problem and make the communication flow smooth of buyers, we want to design an umbrella, which will open and close by water pressure like Mimosa Pudica Plant to control the climate in the specific areas like the CBD. It works on Pascal’s Principle with water pressure.

In this case, we only use the weight of cars parked nearby commercial areas. The working principal of this umbrella is entirely new and innovative for energy efficient, sustainable and cost effective.


Tianjin University

Tianjin University
Tianjin, China

Umat Uz Zohra Abbasi,
Tianjin University

Bushra Zahir,
Tianjin University

Yafei Zhao,
Tianjin University