Each contender was evaluated on key factors, ‘originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition and impact’
Six Israeli-made innovations have made Time Magazine’s annual list of 100 Best Inventions of 2020 that are “making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.”
Time’s “groundbreaking inventions” of 2020 list was published late last week and was assembled through solicited nominations from Time editors and correspondents around the globe, and through an online application process, according to their website.
Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including “originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition and impact.”
Here are the six Israeli tech firms that made the cut:
Beehome by Israeli startup Beewise was listed in the “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) category. Beehome is the first automated beehive that allows beekeepers to remotely treat their hives and care for their bees. The mission is “to help beekeepers pollinate and produce honey by saving their bees, utilizing modern technology,” according to the company’s website.
Trialjectory, also featured in Time’s AI category, is “a service that uses AI to read through thousands of clinical trials and extract information about the sorts of patients the researchers are looking for,” according to Time.
Augmedics Xvision, featured in the “Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality” category, is “a headset that uses augmented reality to turn a patient’s CT scan into a 3-D visualization that helps guide a spinal surgeon through operations.”
Mifold Hifold by Carfoldio
Mifold Hifold, appearing in the “Parenting” category of Time’s list of inventions, is “the world’s most adjustable highback booster seat,” according to the Israeli company behind the creation, Carfoldio.
“Designed for kids from 33 to 100?lb., the Transformer-like device has adjustable head, torso and seat panels and collapses to roughly the size of a backpack for easy toting,” according to Time magazine.
City Transformer, the folding electric two-seater urban vehicle, appeared in the Time’s “Special Mentions” category. “The Israel-based startup’s two-seater electric vehicle is tiny, but can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour,” Time cited.
Incredo Sugar by DouxMatok
Incredo Sugar is a “newly engineered form of the sweetener that allows bakers and food companies to reduce sugar content by 30-50 percent while retaining the same level of sweetness.” Incredo Sugar also appeared in the “Special Mentions” category on Time’s list of best inventions.
Source: Matzav & i24News