- IMAGE: MASHABLE, ADARIO STRANGE
2. TelebotIMAGE: WILFREDO LEE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
- IMAGE: VODAFONE FOUNDATION
4. FoldscopeIMAGE: TED TALKS
- IMAGE: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
- IMAGE: SOLAR ROADWAYS
- IMAGE: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DEPT. OF ENGINEERING
- VIDEO: YOUTUBE, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
9. ExosuitIMAGE: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
- IMAGE: MICROCHIPS
11. Smartphone-based eye examsIMAGE: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
12. Intel's connected wheelchairVIDEO: YOUTUBE, INTELNEWSROOM
- IMAGE: ECOZOOM
These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the world.
From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets that turn waste into biofuel, here are 14 innovations that address some of the most important issues of our time.
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