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A look at the Best Tech Innovations of 2021

Notwithstanding the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the planet, it’s not surprising that the biomedical community has continued to focus on diagnosing and treating the disease as we approach Christmas and the end of 2021.

Inventions, for the most part, improve the world by filling in the gaps between our expectations and the items that are now accessible. Curiosity-driven individuals have produced many products that have aided humanity at the time and inspired a range of innovations, and the tendency has continued to expand. Every year, millions of new inventions are created around the world. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the United Nations reports that 3.3 million patents were granted in 2019.

This list contains the best innovations of 2021. We will be taking a look at the following categories.

1. Health,
2. Security,
3. Entertainment,
4. Home, and
5. Personal Care. 
So fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

1.    Health
This year, the world saw the first-ever drug approved to treat rare progeria, a new insulin formulation that may finally make life-saving therapy affordable for all, and a malaria vaccine that took decades to develop, in addition to two novel vaccines released to combat the most deadly pandemic of our time.

Vaccines for COVID-19:
Pfizer/Moderna, a pair of COVID-19 vaccines that are highly effective at preventing COVID-19, was approved for emergency use in 2021. The pair also won the innovation of the year at the 2021 “Best of What’s New” Award, announced by Popular Science.

Pharmaceutical companies worldwide scrambled to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus, figure out how it infiltrates our body’s immune system, and produce a tailored injection to defend us. At least 28 promising vaccines have been tested in people since November 2021, with 15 being approved for emergency use worldwide. But two stood out enough to receive our top prize: Pfizer’s Comirnaty, which was developed in collaboration with BioNTech, a German biotechnology company, and Moderna’s SpikeVax, which was created with the help of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

AI Starkey Livio:
The “Starkey Livio AI” proved to be an answer to prayer for individuals who suffer from hearing impairment and are looking for smart hearing aids. The hearing aids have a sporty, compact style and are comfortable to use in the ears. They pair with Bluetooth-enabled accessories and some smartphones. However, the artificial intelligence that plays a critical part in boosting hearing ability is the highlight of these hearing aids. They provide good sound clarity by minimizing background noise. Furthermore, they have a long battery life, allowing users to use them for extended periods without charging them frequently.

2.    Security
Drones to Enhance Security:
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were originally developed for military purposes. They were discovered to be extremely helpful due to their ability to carry advanced cameras and microphones and even be programmed to intercept telecommunications. On the other hand, businesses are now using them to monitor public safety and other industry-specific activities, including land development, site inspection, and precision agriculture.

Loss prevention and threat detection using AI video analytics:
Due to COVID-19 compliance standards, monitoring parking lots and huge marketplaces can be difficult for firms with minimal staff. Nonetheless, the unexpected increase in crime rates in the United States and other parts of the world necessitates this. According to the Insurance Information Institute, auto thefts in the United States are expected to grow by 9.2% by 2020. Another report from The Washington Post and Forbes suggested that shoplifting offences increased throughout the pandemic.
 

3.    Entertainment
Dual-cell ULED 4K TV U9DG by Hisense:
It won this year’s best entertainment innovation. It includes two layered panels that create 40 times more contrast than a standard LCD TV. It was made feasible by placing a brightness control panel underneath a 4K panel to adjust grayscale and colour more accurately.

Quantum Dot produces nearly one billion colours, which are purer, more prosperous, bright, and more accurate than those produced by a standard LCD TV.

Valve Index:
For people who are serious about VR gaming, Valve Index is the way to go. It is the best VR experience you can have right now, even though it is not self-contained and requires a room with connections. The Valve Index has much going for it, with dual 1440 x 1600 LCDs with up to 144Hz frame rate, stereo 960 x 960 global-shutter cameras, and a dual-microphone array. Valve’s product pricing of $999, on the other hand, may not be appealing to everyone.

4.    Home
Cookware with a Graphite Core (G5):
Years of metal research resulted in seven patents and an All-Clad pan range. The pyrolytic graphite cores in the stainless steel and aluminium bodies heat up faster than copper due to the arrangement of carbon atoms inside. These pans are also 80% lighter, which makes them ideal for tossing onions and flipping pancakes. The pans can survive the high temperatures of your oven or broiler and function well at the shallow temperatures that delicate foods like seafood require.

5.    Personal Care
Magnetic Mascaras
It works by extending lashes with a buildable dark goop and shaping hairs with the power of physics by physically crimping them erect. A wand with a magnet integrated into it swipes iron-oxide-rich pigment down lashes, using ferromagnetism to distribute the cosmetics where you want them evenly. The result is a clump-free lash coated for maximum volume and softly hoisted upward for full length and curls.

2021 brought us some fantastic designs, and we hope the new year brings us better inventions.
 
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