A team of Chinese designers and post-graduates from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently invented a type of umbrella which utilizes a sort of air force field to protect you from the rain. It creates a big canopy protection with the help of a motor and a fan, and is powered by a lithium battery. This helps create a cycle of air that flows through the top of the umbrella, which forms a protective layer for the person underneath.
For now, the umbrella would have to be charged for about 30 to 60 minutes for every half hour usage, but the battery life will be improved after sales have increased.
“If all goes well, production is expected to begin next September, with the new toy delivered by December 2015.”
By: Alisa Gusyeva