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Umbrellas on the market now are heavy with a fixed shape due to the metal frame. This Air Umbrella employs air to support and hold up the umbrella instead of using metal. The handle is an inflatable device. The umbrella can be opened after being inflated by pushing and pulling the handle. On the top of the umbrella is an exhaust device which allows air to be released after use in order to shrink the size into a 15cm X 2cm cylinder. Hence, the umbrella can be easily carried and stored with its light weight.
Chaoyang University of Technology