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The 10 Best Inventions of 2011

Updated on April 9, 2017
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Katal Landing Pad

First and foremost, the Katal Landing Pad is a safety device that helps prevent serious injuries and that alone makes it a top notch invention indeed. The pad itself is actually made of wood underneath with a huge padding on top. It looks like King Kong's mattress.

The Katal Innovation Landing Pad is for skiers to land on for their protection. It measures 90 feet long, 50 feet wide and it is 5 feet in total thickness throughout the pad. Many people have died or been hurt permanently by wrecks after jumps and this landing pad is a giant cushion that safeguards against those very issues. Awesome invention.

Katal Landing Pad

The Katal Innovations Landing Pad helps prevent skiing accidents.
The Katal Innovations Landing Pad helps prevent skiing accidents. | Source

Invention Rating

Cast your vote for Bed Bug Detective

Bed Bug Detective

The Bed Bug Detective uses methane and CO2 sensors and a pheromone detection device to pinpoint the exact locale of the nasty critters. Catching and getting rid of bed bugs is hard and many times it is hard to even know when you have them. This item is fantastic and believe it or not it can even tell if the bugs are male or female.

The Bed Bug Device is a hand held unit that you wave around over a bed for example and it will alert you with sounds and an on screen image as well. This cool gadget cost just under $300.00

Bed Bug Detective

The Bed Bug Detective mimics a canine's scent patterns and locates bed bugs.
The Bed Bug Detective mimics a canine's scent patterns and locates bed bugs. | Source

Cell Bio-Printer

The Cell Bio-Printer is a major meal invention. These 3D machines can help repair and build human tissue and it also focuses on helping out with replacing human organs. The printer uses automatic laser calibrated print heads to form the tissue one step at a time.

Artificial organs of all types will benefit from this technology. No telling where we are heading with this mechanical device.


Cell Bio-Printer

This new technology will do wonders in the health field.
This new technology will do wonders in the health field. | Source

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DIDO

DIDO (Distributed Input Distributed Output) is a new and improved wireless network that makes speeds much faster. This system increases wireless data through the use of constant interference within the networks. Signals come from several transmitters and in turn a much more clear network is established.

In a world where the internet is the boss DIDO may be needed to eliminate congestion. This DIDO idea does not work for WI-FI but it is also in its early stages so the future is bright.



2011's Most Incredible Inventions (Video)

Siri

Siri is a personal assistant who will answer your questions, search the web and even text and take notes for you. Hold down the home button on the cell and talk to siri and you will get a response. Siri can also become a GPS and it can give you ideas on where to eat, shop etc.

It is an amazing innovation in smart phones. It can constantly do so many things for you just by you telling it to. Siri can open apps, make phone calls, tell you the time, the weather and remind you of things that you have planned.

Siri (I Phone)

SIRI is a voice activated program built into Apple's I Phones.
SIRI is a voice activated program built into Apple's I Phones. | Source

Location of Apple Headquarters (Cupertino, California)

Medical Mirror

The Medical Mirror is a way of doing several tasks at once while your just looking in a mirror. This health device can check your heart rate, blood-oxygen saturation and respiratory rate among other things.

This device uses a webcam that picks up blood flow through light beams and converts it into a computer program for reading. Their is no limit to where this innovation can take us in the near future. Regardless, the Medical Mirror is outstanding because anything in the medical field is important for health.


Medical Mirror

This mirror has many health benefits including checking our heart rate.
This mirror has many health benefits including checking our heart rate. | Source

Motorized Bodyboard

This motorized Body Board is portable and only weighs around 35 pounds. The board is made of carbon fiber and it has a mini jet pump and small engine. This contraption can reach speeds of up to 15 MPH and it has a two stroke gas engine.

So far these boards are selling for 40,000. A chamber inside the board traps small amounts of water that helps to cool the engine.

Motorized Bodyboard

This body board is light weight and can be stored in some automobiles.
This body board is light weight and can be stored in some automobiles. | Source

Print Brush Printing (Video)

The Printbrush

The Printbrush weighs a little over 8 ounces, it can connect to the internet and it also uses a digital camera. Basically, the user will swipe the brush over concrete, plastic and even wood and then print the image out.

The device uses laser optics combined with inkjets and GPS software technology to perform tasks that seemed impossible a few short years ago. This machine is a beast and it can print in color or black and white ad it prints different sizes.


Printbrush

The Printbrush is a paint brush that prints as you  stroke it.
The Printbrush is a paint brush that prints as you stroke it. | Source

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard is an armored glove that covers most of the arm. It is a self defense mechanism that has several attachments. The glove is made of armor wit a recording camera and in case f a crime the glove has a stun gun connected to the top of the wrist area.

This thing is like a real life Batman gadget. Many improvements can be made to this glove and the future can be limitless with what can be done for home defense, law enforcement and the military.

* Please let me know which of these inventions are your favorite by leaving your thoughts in the comments box located at the bottom of this article.



The Stark Hand

The Starkhand is a prosthetic hand that is controlled by body movements such as when the amputee shrugs a shoulder the starkhand moves and when the shoulder moves another way the hand closes. The toe and finger joints can even e controlled by the starkhand once a fist is realized by the computer source.

Unlike a hook based hand these hands have fingers and even knuckls that will copy cat a real hand to near perfection.

Stark Hand

The Starkhand is a prosthetic type hand that moves based on
The Starkhand is a prosthetic type hand that moves based on | Source

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Some interesting innovations here and it is mostly written well.