Biggest Inventions of 2022
As 2022 is coming to an end, we look back on the most significant inventions from this year.
Ultrasound in a sticker – Bio adhesive ultrasound
MIT engineers found a way to revolutionize the future of medical imaging. According to professor Xuanhe Zhao, medical imaging is a snapshot diagnostic related to the bigger picture. Zhao and a group of scientists unveiled a stamp-sized, reusable ultrasound sticker that stays on for up to 48 hours. The device uses a novel material: an encapsulated layer of hydrogel that resembles Jell-O, as opposed to the conductive goop that is typically applied directly to the skin. The new wearable ultrasound can record high-resolution footage of deep inside organs (including heart and lungs) over a two-day period, in contrast to stretchy previous ultrasound wearables that occasionally result in distorted images. Inventions like this will be able to help doctors track medical questions such as the effect COVID-19 had on people’s lungs. This bioadhesive ultrasound invention is likely to hit the market for hospitals and commercial use in two to three years.
Robotic friend – Intuition robotics ElliQ
Robotic chaperones have aided the elderly in overcoming social isolation and loneliness that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Whereas most bots require direction, ElliQ takes the initiative and is even able to small talk. This voice-activated, AI-powered “personal sidekick” helps its human companion form positive social, physical, and mental habits. Additionally, it records conversations, makes notes of medical issues, and can get in touch with family members and medical professionals in an emergency. ElliQ, is a portable, stationary device that just requires a power outlet and WiFi and is intended for retired people 65 years of age and older who stay at home. The robotic friend enrolment price also includes shipping, setup, and installation.
Smartphone microscope – QingYing E&T iMicro C
This finger-tip-sized microscope magnifies small objects up to 200 times and weighs only half a gram (0.02 oz). It is simple to connect to any smartphone camera lens using a nano suction pad. The microscope is perfect for “big micro” things like insects or gears within timepieces, claims QuigYing E&T. For a small portion of the price of a conventional microscope, photography enthusiasts and young people interested in science can get a closer look at the world. The microscope also includes a micro ruler and an app to help with calibration.
Solar-Powered electric vehicle – Sono Motors Sion
Despite the small number of charging stations available, interest in electric vehicles has increased as a result of this year’s record-high fuel costs. Sono Motors, a company based in Germany, hopes that their solar-powered car would make it unnecessary to use charging stations at all. To increase energy capture, Sono Motors covers the car’s whole exterior in thin, low-cost solar cells. Thomas Hausch, Sono´s COO, claims that “We’ve actually been able to capture light from the reflection off a white house.” The Sion’s range is only about 190 miles on a single charge, but on a bright day, you may practically double that and may not even need to plug it in. the solar-powered electric vehicle is likely to enter commercial production in the second half of 2023.
The innovations mentioned above are examples of ways in which scientists and engineers are revolutionizing their field. While highlighting the best inventions of 2022, it is important to emphasize the need to continue developing technologies that will improve quality of life.
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