Continuing to acquaint you with the inventions of the outgoing year, we present 14 new technologies that will help humanity in its further development.
Exoskeleton controlled by consciousness. This summer, millions of people around the world have witnessed how the 29-year-old Giuliano Pinto with paralyzed legs makes the first kick of the ball in the World Cup in Brazil. In this he was helped by a special suit, which is controlled by the signals of the brain and is the result of years of research team Miguel Nicolelis. In the future, such a suit can help many people with disabilities to refuse carriage in full, but in the meantime it even difficult to balance without support.
Suit for diving Exosuit. Unlike the previous, this suit helps people already without disturbing motor functions to conquer the ocean. It was invented in 2013, but this year held its first baptism of fire by descent to a depth of 1,000 meters, home bioluminescent microorganisms that may help in the treatment of spinal cord injury.
Hearing aid ReSound LiNX. This device is designed specifically for deaf owners iPhone, allows the latter with the help of Bluetooth-technology much faster to make setting a hearing aid, which is especially important in public places.
RoboCop Telebot. The project, which started back in 2012, this year gave the first tangible results. Probably very soon RoboCop average human height and weight will be able to get out on their own in their first tour of duty on the street. It will be managed by the operator by means of augmented reality glasses Oculus Rift and a special vest with arm ruffles.
Vodafone mobile station in a backpack. Portable 11-kilogram station from Vodafone folded in a combat ready status is transferred in just 10 minutes, which can not be overemphasized at the point of care where there is no network coverage.
Cardboard microscope Foldscope. Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford, developed in March of this year, the project microscope of cardboard that anyone can self-assemble by following the instructions suddenly proved to everyone that science – this is not necessarily difficult and expensive. Indeed, the value of its Foldscope in production costs as little as a half dollar and allows you to increase the objects under consideration 2,000 times.
Sunny biotoilet Sol-Char. Evidence that the Earth about 2.5 billion people live in conditions of constantly violated sanitation, prompted researchers to create a composting toilets, which is due to solar energy transforms waste into biochar.
Solar highway. Startup of Idaho, for several years has turned into a full functional ready projects, is that the surface of the roadway is proposed not to roll up the asphalt and obscure special solar panels of tempered glass with LEDs. So you can not only save on lighting roads, but take enough electricity for normal everyday needs.
Nano-engine. Just how far ahead advanced scientists in nano-technology, can be judged from the fact that recently developed the smallest (500 times less salt crystal) “engine” that can carry up to 18,000 revolutions per minute. Potentially, this could help in the fight against cancer cells, if you put these nano-particles in the affected area and get them to rotate simultaneously.
Chip remote delivery of drugs into the body. A device constituting a microchip which opens as needed capsules, presently is pending authorization for clinical studies. In the future, it can seriously make life easier for people who have to constantly take many medications, or those who do not have regular access to health care.
Control over the development of glaucoma using a smartphone. The essence of technology is to help ordinary people to self-monitor their vision using a standard smartphone and implanted into the eye of the tiny device. The latter will measure the intraocular pressure and in extreme cases to warn you to visit an ophthalmologist.
High-tech wheelchair. Intel introduced a wheelchair, the ability to track vital signs of an organism and alert proxies in the event that something goes wrong. The fact that it promotes itself Stephen Hawking, who knows firsthand about life in a wheelchair, talks about the need of such technologies.
Energy-saving stove Zoom Jet. The present invention has dispersed on the world 90,000th edition, saving up to 60% of solid fuels and, more importantly, 70% reduces emissions of harmful smoke emitted during combustion.
Nano-needle Nanopatch. No needle, but rather thousands of microscopic needles of the device deliver drugs into the body, replacing the standard procedure of injection. Nanopatch avoids problems with the transportation and storage of perishable drugs, and also helps prevent accidental needle health workers in contact with patients.