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Browse Flickr under an umbrella! April 24, 2009

Posted by atiqahnadiah in Uncategorized.
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Check out Pileus The Internet Umbrella! It  has a big screen on its inside surface, and a camera and embedded sensors on its grip. The current prototype has two main functions: photo-sharing and 3D map navigation. Here’s a test video of it: 

I think this will only make people accident prone by keeping their eyes upwards instead of on where they’re going… but it’s still interesting. I wonder if they researched how much downtime people actually spend under umbrellas.

Also check out the official website by the creators, where they explain ther creation and prototyping process (through scenario mapping and rapid prototyping, similar to what we talked about in class): http://www.pileus.net/

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