Technology has now gone two steps forward to advance our quality of living along with convenience. Several experts come together and bring forward a unique creation, rather I would say a solution, that could have possibly been considered impossible. However, the creations mentioned below, not only make a people-friendly environment but also give place to a more accepting and progressing society. So, to make your life a bit easier, I have listed out Top 25 Gadgets or breakthrough inventions of this decade that actually brought a revolution.
25 Breakthrough Inventions You Must Know About
Paperfudge is a toy discovered by a Stanford bio-engineer, Manu Prakash. This revolutionary device requires a maximum of 20 bugs to create and kick-start the work. What if I said, this small device can be used to diagnose diseases like malaria and HIV. Yes, you read it right! This device uses simple circular motions to help separate viruses like malaria and some other disorders which none of us could have imagined.
2. Soft Robot Sleeve
This is a perfect gadget not just to cure but also, boost your hearts cardiac performance. It has a structure like that of a suction cup which wraps around your heart and helps your blood to flow through your heart with ease enabling your heart to beat properly. However, the soft robot sleeve is still under observation and is being tested on pigs with heart disorders showing positive results (boosting their heart rate up to 97%).
3. eSight 3
eSight 3, is a device for blind people supporting their day-to-day activities. This is a creation for them, in particular, allowing them to see the world clearly. What interests me, is the products construction – a very sophisticated yet classic design reminds you of one of the characters from X-men. This gear sits firmly on your eyes and glasses properly. Working of the gear is quite simple to understand. Its camera sends the images of the surroundings to the dual screen and focus adjusts according to the user’s comfort with the help of sensors to allow a clear vision.
4. Industrial Paper Airplane
Paper plane? Well, more or less like a cardboard drone, it is also referred as the most advanced Industrial Paper Airplane. Why not? It can carry up to a 2 pounds of life-saving ailments, on its tough yet lightweight cardboard gliders. Not forgetting the fact that the cardboards are completely biodegradable. The drone is installed with GPS and other electronics allowing it to be dropped by a plane.
5. 3D Printed Sex Organs
Bringing you back-to-back gadgets for blind and legally blind people, this is also one of its kind. Biology is considered tough without the visual representations of the organs, cells, tissues, etc. Physical representation gives a better understanding of the whole system of education, especially for subjects like biology.
Sensible sex education is the most important part of one’s life and this is a very thoughtful gadget made by the researchers from Bentech. They forged 18 3D figures, each impersonates the different stages of arousal letting the student feel and understand the concept of sex education.
Any device having a simple texting application can use this service by typing RESIST to 504-09 after which the user will be asked a series of questions which he or she needs to fill in. You’ll be informed about the governors and officials in charge of your location. Further, you can choose the method of communication with the officials and send the desired suggestions you want to see in your location.
You can also attach your signature by sending an image, further you will be asked for your confirmation after you finish reviewing it. Resistbot sends you the formatted letter which you have typed, in a letter format and attach your signature to it (if you have) and notify you of the delivery status. This takes hardly 2-minutes on an average to send your plea.
7. Notifica App
This application is useful for the detained immigrants, immigrants who are not in the records of government or people who get stuck in raids. It’s a total bummer as it helps them in safely sending messages for information to a particular set of people including their family and friends.
8. Ambulance Taxi Program
Ambulance Taxi Program is a system established by the Vodafone company in rurals of Tanzania. This system provides the pregnant ladies with a hotline number in case of emergencies. The service allows them to connect to the local taxi drivers who can drop them to the nearby hospital as soon as possible. The drivers are paid by using a mobile money app M-pesa. The service completely free of cost and the organization pays the money to the drivers for the help provided with.
9. UNICEF Kid Power App
This app concentrates on the health and fitness of today’s children who are more involved in the mobile world and have cut off the daily fitness routines and exercises. Thanks to smartphones!
Well, UNICEF has to be smarter and so it awards points on the numbers of steps these kids take. For every 2500 steps, 10 points are awarded. This gives them a key to Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) that UNICEF, with the help of their sponsors, will use to feed a child with a severe case of malnourishment.
10. Disaster Maps
Disaster maps, a part of Facebook, help using the data of Facebook for delivering ailment to the disaster-affected organizations. This gives an in-depth information of the requirements along with the location in those areas.
Woebot uses artificial intelligence to make a way out through people’s depression and their anxiety disorders. This doesn’t mean you won’t require a therapist or a substitute of the same. However, according to Stanford University’s researchers, depression and mood disorders were significantly improved in the ages 18-28 years with this device.
12. RefAid App
It helps Refugees to instantly find education, food, health, legal, and many other such necessary services in their nearby locations. Though it was a side project earlier as the app was just developed over a weekend but hundreds connected to it and now it’s helping people worldwide.
13. Solar-Power Tent
The name says it all, this tent was made with a purpose of a social cause. These tents were designed especially for the homeless population in order to provide them with some shelter and comfort. This tent was developed in a roll-away backpack by 12 teenagers with the help of nonprofit DIY Girls to be able to run on solar power.
14. i-Cut App
In Kenya, Female Genital Mutilation has been a part of their culture for a very long time. Despite being considered illegal, people still continue doing so. And so, this application is to fight back! It allows the users to alert the officials and authorities. Even the survivors are allowed to send their medical paperwork so as to assist in the rescue work.
Peri is an interesting accessory for creating awareness in deaf people from the danger reaching out to them. This accessory is connected to the spectacles of the deaf person notifying them with a yellow light when the equipment detects loud noises. The gadget glows a yellow light from the left or right side depending on the direction of the sound to help them stay safe!
16. Bail Bloc
We usually leave our laptops or desktops switched on for a pretty long duration and get busy with routine tasks. Ever wondered how that spare time can actually be utilized? This is how – Bail Bloc financially helps the convicts in jail to support them and their families! It mines cryptocurrency Monero which when converted to US Dollars is donated to Bronx Freedom Fund and The Bail Project.
A user doesn’t have to be familiar with the cryptocurrencies and related terms, you just have to let your desktop’s power stay on while bathing, or cooking or during any activity you do.
17. Read Read
This gadget allows blind people or people with poor vision to learn Braille. The device consists of tiles on which the letters are printed on the metal touch. The device spells out the letters with a number of dots the letter it consists.
PneuChair surprisingly is an air-powered wheelchair that allows people to enjoy life being just anywhere. The Morgan Inspiration Island has made an effort and invented a wheelchair that requires only 10 minutes to charge and is accessible in the Morgan Inspiration Island water park. Children who already have their electric wheelchair can trade-in their wheelchair with the Pneuchair in the water park.
SAM is the world’s first educational transgender toy developed by the Gender Creative Kids, Canada. This toy is stacked inside one another and shows the phases of gender questioning and uncovering the facts.
Out of 100s breakthrough inventions, this is a robot that assists people with legal aid and advises for free. It also includes assisting refugees to apply for asylum, guiding cases related to harassment, and many more. This Chatbot was invented for victims who cannot afford lawyers.
21. Pyramid Seven
The company Pyramid Seven has developed an underwear for the transgender population to provide them comfort during the time of menstruation. The underwear looks stylish and have an extra layer inside to support their period products, making it period friendly.
This wheelchair is another unique product awaiting for its prototype to be approved. It assists the user to stand all by themselves. The equipment has been designed by a greek architect Dimitrios Petrotos. Laddroller runs on four wheels and is capable of handling rough terrains as well.
Woman carrying water from distant places for their families is a story of every developing country. So, to make it easier, the Fast Company is developing Watt-r, one of the best breakthrough inventions that’ll move on solar power and bear up to 20 liters of water.
24. Petit Pli
Petit Pli is clothing that expands as your child grows. Its pleated design allows the material to expand up to seven times. The material allows movements, is comfortable, waterproof, and windproof and moreover. A money-saving and sustainable clothing line!
25. Nike Pro Hijab
Nike has never failed to come up with the best and innovative products for athletes. And the Nike Pro Hijab is one such stylish product. It’s a single-layer mesh material that allows your skin to breathe and also help women to not compromise with their traditions. It saves your time, efforts and provides comfort. So, all your ladies, just get going!
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