Centuries – or just few decades – ago we would have never imagined to achieve the contemporary scientific and technological progress. What was just imagination in some novels or sci-fi films is now a reality all around the world. If we had to mention and describe all of them we would need days to complete the list…and loads of pages to write them on.
Therefore we are going to focus on what has been done during this year. In this article you will discover the 25 best inventions of 2017. Whether they are radical or incremental innovations, they are astonishing, whatever is the reason. For the occasion, the Time magazine determined which ones are they, considering hundreds of inventions from around the world. Let’s see the top 25 list in alphabetical order.
ADIDAS FUTURECRAFT 4D
This Christmas it may be your best gift. Futurecraft 4D is the world’s first high performance footwear that helps athletes to run faster and better thanks to midsoles crafted with light and oxygen. Discover the future of running on Adidas website.
Designed for babies to save their lives, Bempu is a bracelet for hypothermia that helps parents to better manage their newborns’ health, preventing death and illness.
A mini drone with intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality. DJI Spark has no remote control: you simply use your face and hands.
The first temperature controlled mug in the world. Are you a slow drinker? This cup will keep your drink always hot from the first to the last sip. Ember is a ceramic mug and promises not just to keep drinks hot, but perfect.
Electronic glasses that let the legally blind actually see, be mobile, and independently engage in virtually all activities of daily living. It’s not a miracle, just science. You can learn more here.
The first cosmetics line designed for anyone, any race, any skin colour so that everyone can feel included. The creator? Rihanna (the singer).
Little simple toys and gadgets sold as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism. You can read this article to discover what they are, how they work and why they are considered controversial.
A new kind of health membership, augmented with technology. People who go there can benefit from a combination of the best doctors and technology for a personalised primary care experience. You can book a free tour here.
GREENWAVE 3D OCEAN FARM
An ocean farmer and fisherman-run organization dedicated to grow good, local food for local communities, while building a new blue-green economy that creates jobs. This is a polyculture vertical farming system that grows a mix of seaweeds and shellfish that requires zero inputs (the most sustainable form of food production in the world).
The first healthy ice cream that actually tastes like ice cream, even if it’s low-calorie, low-sugar…and high-protein. Halo Top is available in several flavours so that no one is excluded.
According to Apple designer Jonathan Ive, this is the best smartphone version possible. We’ve already ‘met’ this product talking about iPhone X and Animoji: how you can transform yourself into 3D animated emoticons and sing karaoke.
The first social robot for the home that can look, listen and learn. Jibo realises what’s going on around him and reacts with expressive movements and responses. Powered by face and voice recognition technology, he can create a personal relationship with the person he meets.
MICHELIN VISION CONCEPT
A new concept of intelligent wheels with no air, that will last as long as the vehicle, made with a 3D printer, and connected with your vehicle using a bidirectional communication. Discover The Visionary MICHELIN Concept Tire on this video.
This device can fully destroy pollutants instead of simply trapping them: nothing stays alive on the filter. When we will stop destroying the planet – and ourselves – with irresponsible actions, products like Molekule may no longer be necessary. If not, get ready to welcome a new kind of slavery (who will you blame then?).
NASA MARS INSIGHT
It means Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It’s a NASA Discovery Program mission during which a single geophysical lander will stay on Mars to study its deep interior. But InSight won’t limit to Mars: it will try to understand how rocky planets (Earth included) have been formed more than four billion years ago. InSight will be launched on 5th May, 2018 and will land on Mars on 6th November, 2018.
A whole new kind of security. You can know more about Nest Secure alarm system watching this video.
NIKE PRO HIJAB
The first hijab that can be worn by athletes during competition, avoiding the usual performance problems: weight, shifting during action, lack of breathability. The Nike Pro Hijab will be available starting early next year 2018.
On sale since March 2017, this console gaming on the go is designed to suit your situation, so that you can play everywhere, any time you can. Nintendo Switch can adjust to fit around your lifestyle offering three different play modes: TV, tabletop and handheld.
A secure WiFi router that can analyse and protect all connected devices. You can buy Norton Core here.
A special all-in-one virtual reality headset designed to fit the user, that doesn’t need any PC or wires attached. Available from early 2018, Oculus Go features breathable fabrics, adjustable straps and best lenses.
TASTY ONE TOP
A compact appliance that makes it easy to cook all the recipes without additional equipments. One App gives you more than 1,700 recipes. You choose one of them and Tasty One Top automatically adjusts everything to prepare it. Is it the end of cooks and chefs? We will discover it very soon.
TESLA MODEL 3
Starting at only $35,000 before incentives, Model 3 is an innovative car that can achieve 220 miles of range, while attaining the highest safety ratings in every category.
The world’s first rope-free elevator that aims to revolutionise tall building construction. We’ve talked about it already, explaining how this innovative elevator system can move in all directions.
VICIS ZERO 1
Designed for football players at the High School level and above, ZERO1 is a revolutionary helmet technology that reduces impact forces.
A wearable breast pump to help mums balance motherhood and womanhood in the modern world. Willow Pump has no external tubes, no cords and no dangling bottles.
Do you have some of these inventions? Which one do you prefer? What other products would you add to the list and which one would you eliminate?