Idea - FICS

Smart Umbrella

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Muhammad Mohsin
Abdul Mannan Haider
Hammad Haseeb

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Smart Umbrella
Slogan: Automated Sensor Controlled Umbrella
Supervisor Name: Sana Waheed
Supervisor Designation: Proffesor
Supervisor School: SMME
Supervisor Department: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Contact number: 03313204054
Email ID:
    Our idea is to design an umbrella that deploys and closes automatically on the account of temperature, rain and sunlight using a control system incorporated with sensors.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    This idea is with the aim of finding environment friendly solutions. It is targeted towards the restaurants sectors encouraging them to promote outdoor seating.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   With the rising prices of real estate and commercial building rents, the enterprises want a long term solution. So if outdoor seating is made feasible, the enterprises would jump on an attractive, long term, cost saving, aesthetic and an environment friendly solution
How will the solution works
    The umbrella will cater to a seating of 5-6 people. There would be a control system incorporated with a Grove-Sunlight sensor, a NTC thermistor and a Rain drop sensor. The umbrella will deploy automatically when the sunlight intensity increases over a specific value or when the rain is detected by the rain drop sensor.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    No present solutions in pakistan. The umbrellas currently available are not deployable automatically and thus require labour to operate them. Our solution does not require that
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1050)