This Woman Is Holding The Future Of Umbrellas
You can stand under our... invisibrella?
Has this ever happened to you?
Regular umbrellas aren't perfect but for years we didn't seem to come up with anything better than a stick with a piece of fabric on it. Well, it's time to change that.
Chinese inventor Chuan Wang created a concept of the future umbrella and the way it protects you from getting wet is simply jaw-dropping. Instead of having a canopy, it uses air force to create a shelter from the rain.
The Air Umbrella device is based on three segments: the switch and control part at the bottom; the lithium battery in the middle; and the motor with the air pump mechanism on top.
When switched on, the air starts flowing from the motor with a force strong enough to repel the raindrops. Using controllers at the bottom, you can regulate the speed of airflow.
"Air is everywhere on the earth. The flowing air can change the moving path of the object. The faster the air moves, the greater the energy is. The jet airflow can isolate some objects. So when we make use of the airflow, we can protect ourselves from the rain drops," Chuan Wang writes in his product description.
The gadget comes in three sizes: basic style is 50 centimeters long and weighs 800 grams. Battery runs for 30 minutes and the area of protection is about 1 meter in diameter (suitable for 1-2 persons).
The first prototypes of Air Umbrella were designed back in 2012. Since then, the invention has undergone a series of improvements and tests. Currently, it seeks funding on Kickstarter in hopes to release the first line of umbrellas by the end of 2015. The prices start at $88.
For more incredible tech inventions, read Researchers Bring Harry Potter Fantasies To Life With A Real Live Invisibility Cloak.
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