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5 Groundbreaking Innovations Of 2018 You Do Not Know About

Samsung Television (Photo credit: Samsung)

2018 was a good year for the world as some groundbreaking innovations that will make life easier and better were recorded.

Here are some of the innovations below:

The Fin (source: TimeMagazine)

1). The Fin is a multipurpose prosthetic leg designed to give amputees ability to do a range of things including swimming. The 3D-printed prosthetic leg attachment can be used in the water or land without having to switch prosthetics.

“We made something that didn’t exist yet and solved a specific problem in a very spectacular way. My hope is that this device creates unforeseen opportunities for amputees everywhere,” says Northwell Health researcher Todd Goldstein, PhD, who designed and developed the new amphibious prosthetic.

The FIN was designed and printed by Northwell Health’s 3D printing experts, working in collaboration with Long Island-based Eschen Prosthetic and Hicksville-based prosthetic design firm Orthotic Laboratories.

Samsung Television (Photo credit: Samsung)


2). The Samsung 2018 Q9F QLED TV is an exceptional television that blends into the wall of any home. According to Samsung, the 2018 Q9F QLED TV series offers deep contrast and rich colors with anti reflection thanks to direct full array and dynamic tone mapping HDR technology.

QLED’s Ambient mode and no gap wall-mount enable your TV to blend with the décor. The stunning picture quality on screen with the clean back finish and bezel-free design, offers a pure viewing experience. Samsung 2018 QLED TV Q9F series includes 65” and 75” TVs.

There will be no need to worry about wire clusters as all connectors have been moved into a separate box.

Thor CEO Dakota Semler, left, and COO Gio Sordoni with the ET-One electric semis at company headquarters in Los Angeles.BOB BERESH VIA THOR TRUCKS

3). The Thor Trucks called ET-One is the ultimate game changer in the shipping business. This electric truck with zero-emission has a range of 300 miles and can haul 80,000 pounds of cargo.

It is manufactured by Thor Trucks, a young Los Angeles startup company. The ET-One will go for $150,000 for a 100-mile range version and $250,000 for the 300-mile version, which has a top speed of 70 mph.

A Forbes report revealed that the trucks will use battery packs built by Thor and installed into modified aluminum chassis sourced from delivery van manufacturer Morgan Olson.

The company founded in 2016 is led by a pair of 26-year-olds, CEO Dakota Semler and COO Giordano Sordoni.

Speaking about the innovation, the company’s CEO, Dakota Semle wrote in a blog post:

“We wanted to show the world that you don’t have to be a big original equipment manufacturer, like a Ford or GM, or a tech mogul with deep pockets to start making progress in this space,” Adding: “With no outside funding, we assembled a team of experienced, gutsy, and passionate engineers and went to work researching and designing the ET-One in-house.”

Aira (source: TimeMagazine)

4). Aira is an on-demand eyes meant to give the blind the needed help in accomplishing everyday task.

As stated on its official site, Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a trained professional agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience – completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Aira provides instant access to visual information for anyone, anytime, anywhere. Aira via its subscription service gives thousands of users ability to stream live video of their surroundings to an on-demand agent, using either a smartphone or Aira’s proprietary glasses who inturn answer their questions, describe objects and guide users through a location.

ROOM office space (source: TimeMagazine)

5). Do you want a quiet and accommodating office space without distractions from anybody, then ROOM one gives you all the options you need. ROOM One, is a soundproof booth providing a comfortable office accommodation for anyone in need of it.

It makes use of simple, smart design to create privacy in the open-plan office, promoting a happier and healthier work environment.

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