To make our lives better, so many inventions are coming up. Here are the top 7 mind blowing inventions of 2016 that are applauded by people this year.
1. The Levitating Light bulb
Thomas Alva Edison’s most famous invention “the light bulb” paved the way for modern life. The scientist Simon Morris has taken this invention ahead by inventing the light bulb that floats in air. He has been obsessed with making objects float in midair and that made him to invent floating light bulb. It doesn’t need any support of wiring. He named it as “Flyte” which is a light bulb that relies on electromagnetism to levitate and spin.
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2. The Folding Bike Helmet
Cyclist Jeff Woolf has been involved in a serious crash that might have killed him if he wouldn’t have worn helmet. So why, he wondered, do so many of his contemporaries refuse to wear one? Turns out, it’s mostly because they’re hard to carry around; they’re thick and bulky, and don’t fit into bags or backpacks.
So Woolf, cyclist as well as an engineer, knew he could fix. He invented a bike helmet that is made from interweaved plastics that is just as strong as its traditional counterparts and he named it as Morpher. It is flexible enough to fold almost totally flat, making it easier to transport.
“It’s inevitable that as more people take to the road on a bicycle, more people will have accidents,” Woolf says, adding that he hopes Morpher will save lives.
3. Solar Panels That Don't Stick Out
To increase the usage of solar energy and to help environment, Tesla Company came up with a new invention “The Solar Roof” which is a series of tiles designed to blend together while also harnessing the power of the sun. The product line is collaboration between Tesla and SolarCity, a longtime provider of traditional solar panels and this product will be available, next year.
“It’s addressing a new segment,” SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive says, referring to the 5 million Americans who install new roofs each year, some of whom might want to go solar.
4. Shoes That Tie Themselves
Almost everyone who sees back to the Future wants three things: a time-traveling DeLorean, a working hover board and a pair of self-lacing shoes. Now, thanks to Nike, the shoe dream is a reality.
How it works? When wearers press a button near the tongue, the HyperAdapt 1.0s automatically tighten and loosen around their foot. This simplified shoe fastening could give athletes an edge during competition, and it’s especially useful for people with impaired motor function.
“We’re already seeing powerful feedback” from the disabled community, says Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s vice president of design and special projects.
5. Virtual Reality Headset
To access the most cutting-edge virtual reality, people have to spend thousands of dollars. So, Sony Company came up with an alternative. Sony’s PlayStation VR, by contrast, is designed to work with a console that millions of people already own: the PlayStation 4.
Sony engineer Richard Marks calls “the most intense, most extreme” action, as well as casual consumers, who now have an easier way to experience VR.
6. The Alarm Clock That Monitors Your Sleep
Well, many people have trouble in getting up early in the morning. Not only that, it is hard sometimes to get some sleep too. Hello Company provided a wonderful solution with the invention of alarm clock. It's an alarm clock could gauge the temperature, humidity, light and even air quality in your bedroom to help you engineer a perfect sleep environment. Sense, is not just an ordinary alarm clock but it could monitor your sleep cycles and wake you when you’re least likely to feel groggy.
James Proud, founder and CEO of Hello says, “Nobody wants to introduce complexity into their lives, least of all when it comes to sleep.”
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7. Smarter Toothbrush
In the day-to-day busy schedule, the one thing that is often neglected is dental hygiene, 1 in 2 doesn’t brush twice a day, and 3 in 4 don’t replace their bristles every three months. “We needed to get people to care a lot more,” says designer Simon Enever. So he and partner Bill May came up with design Quip which is simple, affordable and battery-powered toothbrush that works like its counterparts from Oral-B and Sonicare, a two-minute timer vibrates every 30 seconds, reminding users to switch positions.
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