Umbrella that forecast weather

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  1. BeyondTherapy

    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

    Jul 3, 2005
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    High Wycombe Village
    Umbrella that forecast weather


    This project began with the notion that if technology is going to become more pervasive and be incorporated into everyday objects, then the results should be smart, simple and seamless.
    A model for appropriate embedded technology, the Forecast umbrella provides information about the likelihood of rain so that users can make a simple, informed decision about whether to take their umbrella with them as they leave for home.
    Using existing wi-fi technology to wirelessly pull information from the internet, Forecast's lighted umbrella handle glows more intensely with the increased chance of precipitation offering a clear and unobtrusive signal to the user.