This funky/brilliant invention is brought to you by Sho hashimoto and Takashi Matsumoto.
As it is described on their site:
"Pileus is an umbrella connected to the Internet to make walking in rainy days fun. Pileus has a large screen on the top surface, a built-in camera, a motion sensor, GPS, and a digital compass, and it provides two main functions; A Social Photo-sharing and A 3D Map Navigation.
The photo function is connected to a major web service "Flickr". A user can take photo with a camera on the umbrella, and pictures are uploaded to Flickr in two minutes with context tags via a wireless Internet connection. Users can also enjoy themselves watching photo-streams downloaded from Flickr ...with simple operation of wrist snapping."
The prototype is working fine, and investors are welcome!
More details here.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Posted by Stephanie TS. at 11:57 AM