funbrella simulates rainshowers
 
funbrella simulates rainshowers
jan 04, 2010

funbrella simulates rainshowers

funbrella simulates a shower storm

 

 

if you love being outside in the rain with an umbrella but don’t like actually getting wet, the funbrella has a solution. developed at osaka university, the funbrella is a digitally enhanced umbrella that simulates virtual rain, to give the feeling of rain without the actual thing. the umbrella can record different types of rain through a mechanism that measures vibration of the umbrella’s awning. this vibration can then be stored by the umbrella and recreated to give the illusion of rain. the system can also link two funbrellas together allowing a user in a soggy climate to send the feeling of their rain to a user in a dry climate.

funbrella simulates rainshowers

 

funbrella simulates rainshowers

 

funbrella simulates rainshowers

 

  • I thought it was a great exercise of “virtual experience”….
    very subtle sharing the experience of rain… jokes aside, it was beautiful.
    that is quite the creative attitude that we need to come up with other more serious ideas…. they imagine something new and that is great.
    nobody would have come up with that in the west for fear of being ridiculed….

    rardo.com
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