SHO HASHIMOTO AND TAKASHI MATSUMOTO pileus: internet umbrella
This is so clever - what a wonderful idea to create an internet umbrella.
"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. The current prototype has two main functions: photo-sharing and 3D map navigation.
The photo function is connected to a major web service: Flickr API. 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. User can also enjoy theirselves watching photo-streams downloaded from Flickr with simple operation of wrist snapping."
Vimeo Embed Demonstration
Pileus is the internet umbrella to make rainy days fun! Prod. by T. Matsumoto & S. Hashimoto. from Keio University.