London, March 21: A company in France has developed a new smart umbrella that when paired with a smartphone app can not only predict the weather but also send you a notification if you leave it behind. 'Oombrella', the smart umbrella is fitted with a capsule having sensors for air pressure, humidity, temperature and light.
This setup allows the umbrella to tell whether or not it may rain in the next 15 minutes, notifying the user via a Bluetooth-connected smartphone with the corresponding app. It can also record weather data and can hold camera at the top.
The capsule also has an integrated buzzer and light so that users can be alerted when they get a call. The ribs of the umbrella are made of Kevlar, a synthetic fibre of high tensile strength, 'TechTimes' reported.
According to the company Wezzoo that developed Oombrella, the device is "really wind-resistant" with the capability of withstanding storms, hailstorms and snowstorms.
The handle has a waterproof, ergonomic design that makes it easy to hold while ensuring that the components inside are not damaged by rainwater. The canopy is made from the "finest shiny material," and is UV-resistant.