Interesting Innovations

Matthew Ledford, Reporter

  1. FLYTE Levitating Light Bulb: FLYTE is a levitating light bulb that hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. Designed in Sweden, the FLYTE base is made of sustainably sourced oak, ash and walnut. FLYTE uses energy efficient LEDs rated at about 50,000 hours.
  2. Water Walker & Spa: The Water Walker is a form of hydrotherapy, which simultaneously functions as both a treadmill and a spa. By walking against the water, this gives people a proper cardio workout without beating your body into submission.
  3. Solar Roadways: Solar roads are created using photovoltaic cells installed into road systems. The idea behind these projects is to be able to melt snow, power street lights and even eliminate the need to paint white or yellow lines on asphalt.
  4. Enomad Uno: The ENOMAD UNO is a portable hydroelectric power plant that converts energy from running water into electricity. The waterproof device is simply hung in a stream or a river or pulled behind a boat and will generate sustainable electricity.
  5. Eyelights: EyeDrive turns any car windshield into a holographic surface, enabling safer navigation, music control, and phone calls, while keeping eyes away from distracting smartphones.
  6. Padrone Ring: Padrone’s finger ring replaces the computer mouse. It works just like the touchpad on your laptop, but you can use it on any table, on your lap or any surface.
  7. Geopress Purifier: The Grayl GEOPRESS is a water bottle with a built-in purification system. It stands out for its ability to take water polluted with heavy metals, microplastics, viruses, and microorganisms, and scrub it clean. 
  8. 5G: In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019. It is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cell phones.
  9. Phree Electronic Sensor Pen: Developed by Israel-based OTM Technologies, Phree is a digital pen that you can use to, in the words of the CEO, express yourself anywhere, anytime on any surface. Well, almost any surface.
  10. Flexwarm smart jacket: The Flexwarm smart jacket is designed with dual sensors that automatically adapt the heat to desired levels, no matter the outside environment. The integrated technology has a temperature range that is hard-coded for safety and is meant to be capable of evenly distributing heat.