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IN Science & Technology ON 06 May, 2016
Creativity and innovation are the things that seem to be endlessly changing. With every day, every minute, technology changes, trend changes and so do the creativity style. And we humans, to cope up with the ever changing trend, bring various inventions. The countless inventions that come to public consciousness either make leaps or much-required baby steps, towards handling useful global issues.
Researchers with their skill are taking on large-scale issues with the spectacular tech. Here are some of the most splendid inventions and innovations that will definitely help you a lot.
This April, Facebook proclaims the launch of 'automatic alternative text' that scans pictures on the platform and catalogs keywords for blind and visually impaired users with screen readers. This tool is designed by Matt King, Facebook's blind engineer.
Researchers have broadcasted the development of a complex 'neural bypass' system to give movement back to the people with paralysis. The system has been used by 24-year-old Ian man who was told that he would never move his hands again.
A forest fire doesn't get noticed until a mass destruction occurs so an innovation i.e. a systematic birdhouse with included smoke alarm sensors has made for wilderness. This birdhouse is designed by Ogilvy and Mather.
Neopanda is a hat that is created for newborns in the developing countries. This hat is equipped with a sensor that checks heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature. Any sign for concern is immediately sent to the hospital through it.
Small robots are designed to address the issue of lead contamination and it is found that the robots can absorb up to 95% of lead from a water body in just 60 minutes.
A pair of gloves is designed by 2 undergraduate students at the University of Washington that takes sign language, hand movements and then transforms them into spoken language with the use of a computer.
For all those people with gluten allergies and celiac disease, a device has been invented that hopes to curb the fear by offering gluten sensitivity more autonomy over their diet. Nima, the device can detect the presence of gluten in a couple of minutes.
Stadtwerke Augsburg outfitted the crosswalks of two rail stops with the help of traffic lights, so those people looking down at their phones can know about safe crossing.
Reddit which has observed a good share of harassment among its users, added a feature to its site so as to enhance its blocking tool. All the comments with harmful language through this feature will get hidden.
Harassment on Twitter doesn't conclude with one tweet, it instead goes on with tweetstorms and so for this Twitter announced the update feature that will let users notify up to 5 threatening or abusive tweets.
Lifeguard drone is a device that a swimmer can put on for emergency situations. So in cases of distress, the swimmer can activate the technology to pass out 'SOS' signals and a GPS location. And so these signals can save the life of a swimmer.