Thursday, December 7, 2017

BEST INVENTIONS OF 2017

Here's my list -- a boil down of Time Magazine's list of "Best Inventions of 2017."

HALO TOP ICE CREAM

Low-sugar--360 calories per pint; currently beating out Häagen Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s as best-selling pint in America. One pint $5.00



SIGHT 
Glasses that give sight to the blind, record high level definition video, magnification, contrast, and algorithms to enhance imagery. Clinically validated at Johns Hopkins Hospital by more than 1000 patients. Present cost: $9,995.

BEMPU
Wrist band for babies, temperature monitoring bracelet sounds alarm, flashes orange if babies are to cold.  $28.00





PROHIJAB
Available in January,
in a light breathable fabric
that wicks moisture.  $35.00



ROBOT JIBO
He giggles, dances, faces you when you say "hello," his  body swivels; he can summarize news stories; he takes photos, $899.


IPHONE X
Smarter smart phone;
edge-to-edge screen,
can be unlocked
by your face.
$999
VICIS ZERO 1
Stronger safer helmet; $1500 -- works like a car bumper, reduces impact to the brain; now used by players on 19 NFL teams





OCULUS GO
Facebook's Headset 
It needs no phone,
no computer, to
 give wearer VR
 $199
SWITCH
Nintendo Gaming Console, 6.2 Screen Smaller than the Ipad Mini, one style for one player, another form is for multiple users. $300



EMBER MUG
Keeps coffee/tea at
120 F to 145 F
for an hour. $80.






FOR THE FUTURE:

Michelin airless tires,
tread snap in, accommodate
road conditions.

Shoe engineered boosts
performance: Adidas

Drones controlled
by wave of hand; $499.


Molekule 1. Innovative
air cleaner destroys
mold, bacteria, $800 + per year.


Coming soon:
FORWARD: Wellness Clinic; users have unlimited access to genetic screenings, blood testing, weight-loss planning, routine doctor visits; $149 per month.

THYSSENKRUPP MULTI ELEVATOR; Moves sideways, or multi-directional; following successful test in 2017, Multi is set to debut in Berlin by 2021.

TESLA MODEL 3: Electric car. $35,000 +;200 miles on single charge; factory struggling to produce them, getting 1,800 orders a day.

MARS AIRCRAFT, probe beyond  surface of Mars. (ready by 2020 when first flight is ready to go.)

SIMPLER HOME SECURITY, disarmed by wave of hand or key fob; $499.

(What thrills you?  My personal preference: sight for the blind; sideways elevators, innovative air cleaner, Model 3 electric car.)



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