There are plenty of amazing innovations out there, and a fair few were made my women. International Women's Day is all about empowering women and giving them credit for their strength, resilience and achievements. While there are plenty of women throughout history who have created some cool inventions, there are also a lot in contemporary times that are shaping the world with new tools. Tech innovation has given way to some cool new gadgets that can improve our lives, the planet, etc., and women are definitely taking advantage of that.
So, in honor of International Women's Day, here are five badass innovations were developed by women.
Teri Dankovich invented “The Drinkable Book,” which has paper pages that double as filtration devices to kill waterborne diseases.
Rachel Miller invented the “Cora Ball,” which is a plastic device that catches microfibers from your laundry to keep them from entering waterways.
Shireen Yates co-invented the “Nima Sensor,” which detects gluten in food to help people with celiac disease.
Shaolan Hsueh invented “Chineasy” a system that utilizes pictures to make Chinese easier to learn, by connecting illustrations with Chinese characters.
Tiffany Beers was the technical lead for the “Hyperadapt 1.0,” which is Nike’s self-lacing shoe.