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The Umbrella That Knows When It’s Going To Rain

The umbrella that knows when it’s going to rain: ‘Oombrella’ uses humidity sensors to warn you of showers 30 minutes in advance

  • The Oombrella transforms its users into into ‘mobile weather stations’
  • It uses sensors to gather data and shares this with an online community
  • Predicts rain half an hour in advance and sends reminders if you forget it

The umbrella sends the user updates on weather, as well as reminders if they have left the brolly behind. The ‘Oombrella’ will also share data with people already using the weather app Wezzoo in order to gather and share information on local weather with its users. The colourful brolly connects with a social weather service and shares weather information collected from the service to let users know when it’s going to start raining. The reflective multi-coloured Oombrella uses built-in sensors to record light, humidity, and temperature. All of this information is collated and analysed before being sent to the owner’s smartphone, providing instant local weather updates. This transforms its customers into into ‘mobile weather stations’, the company said, which can predict rain half an hour before it hits. The reflective multi coloured Oombrella uses technology to record light, humidity, and temperature, before it is collated, analysed and broadcast back to smartphones, providing almost instant local weather updates
The reflective multi-coloured Oombrella transforms its users into mobile weather stations, which can predict rain half an hour before it hits. The umbrella will also send alerts if it realises its owner has accidentally left it at home or in a restaurant for example, using a built-in GPS tracker. Oombrellas are not for sale yet but they will be available on Kickstarter this winter, the company told MailOnline. And while the current design is bulky to carry around, a smaller version is in development. The designers, French-based company Wezzoo, call the umbrella ‘smart’ because it collects weather-related data on the go and ‘connected’ because it sends hyperlocal weather data and receives real time severe weather alerts. The Oombrella will send alerts to your mobile phone if it realises you accidentally leave it at home or in a restaurant, using its GPS tracker. It is available on both iOS and Android and is already used worldwide in 189 countries and in 5 languages

Oombrellas are not for sale yet but they will be available on Kickstarter this winter. The weather app Wezzoo is already used in 189 countries and in five different languages. Oombrella users will connect and share their weather data with the Wezzoo community. The Oombrella will also share data with people already using their weather app Wezzoo – to gather and share information on local weather. Wezzoo is a social and real-time weather service that lets users share their local weather and look at the weather elsewhere. Users can share their location and photographs of the weather to keep each other up to date. The app additionally adds data coming from mobile sensors including temperature, humidity, pressure and light. It is available on both iOS and Android and is already used worldwide in 189 countries and in 5 languages.

Oombrella shares weather on social media:

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The reflective multi-coloured Oombrella uses cutting-edge technology to record light, humidity, and temperature, before it is collated and analysed and broadcast back to smart phones, providing instant local weather updates. This transforms its customers into into mobile weather stations, which can predict rain half an hour before it hits. The designers, French-based company Wezzoo, call the umbrella ‘smart’ because it collects weather-related data on the go and ‘connected’ because it sends hyperlocal weather data and receives real time severe weather alerts.  The Oombrella will also share data with people already using the app Wezzoo – to gather and share information on local weather. Wezzoo is a social and real time weather service. Users can share their location and photographs of the weather to keep each other up to date with the weather.

Source: Dailymail




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