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City Shield / Fire hydrant

City Shield
City Shield

City Shield is designed to provide not only water but also shade for homeless animals. Different from the original fire hydrant, it is 1.5 times larger and has a circular shield with 3 infrared sensors and 3 sprinklers. Once a dog or cat enters the shade, triggering the sensor, the sprinkler will automatically spray out moisture. When animals painfully look for shade and water under the blazing sun, their paw will easily get chopped and long-term thirsty can kill them. It can effectively lower the temperature and supply water to animals.


Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Wentao He,
Zhejiang University

Yong Shen,
Zhejiang University