Umbrella Here Indicates to Strangers You Would be Willing to Share

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 6, 2014
References: kickstarter & designtaxi
For those who don't mind having people they don't know in their personal space, Umbrella Here allows you to demonstrate to people stuck in the rain that sharing is caring. Currently seeking finances on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, the smart light invites strangers to get under your umbrella.

If you have ever found yourself unprotected on rainy days and contemplating asking the person nearest you to share his or her umbrella, this invention indicates they would welcome such a request. From a Hong Kong-based startup, Umbrella Here allows you to connect with people in the area. The device tracks the number of people you helped shelter as well as the route you and your new friends took. It can also monitor the weather.