Sunday, May 27, 2007

Random - Pileus, the internet umbrella

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.

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