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Best Inventions of 2020 Changing How We Live Chosen by Time Magazine

TIME magazine highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and more fun at the end of every year. They made the list of 2020 via an online application process and evaluated each nominee on key factors such as originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition, and impact.

As a result, they came up with 100 groundbreaking inventions of the year 2020 that are changing the way we live, work, play, and think about what is possible.

You can access the full list with its images and details here.

The list of the best inventions of 2020 in 25 different categories is as follows:

Accessibility

More Inclusive Gaming
Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit

Steadier Power Chairs
LUCI

Mimicking Sound Waves
Earlens Contact Hearing Solution

A More Comfortable Socket
Martin Bionics Socket-Less Socket

Artificial Intelligence

A Skill-Building Robot
Embodied Moxie

A Refuge for Bees
Beewise Beehome

A Guide To Cancer Trials
TrialJectory

Built for the Climate
BrainBox AI

Clearing The Airwaves
Krisp


Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Corporate VR Solution
Pico Interactive Neo 2 Eye VR Headset

AR-Guided Surgery
Augmedics xvision

Helping Frontline Workers
Virti

Beauty

A Gentler Straightener
Dyson Corrale

Climate-Specific Skin Care
Pour Moi Climate-Smart 3-Step Rotating System

A Made-To-Order Manicure
ManiMe

A Custom Look
L’Oréal Perso

Connectivity

Following the Conversation
Owl Labs Meeting Owl Pro

Superior Streaming
Roland GO:LIVECAST

Linking Health Care Workers
Vocera Smartbadge

Consumer Electronics

The Next-Level Action Cam
Insta360 One R

The Phone That Doubles as a Notebook
Microsoft Surface Duo

A Glimpse of the Galaxy
Miller Engineering Dark Skys DS-1 Planetarium

Upgraded Cell-Phone Snaps
MOON UltraLight

A High-Impact Camera
Sony a7C

A Cleaner Charge
Lexon Oblio

Kid-Proof Storage
KEEP

Better Buds
Nuheara IQbuds2 MAX

Design

High-End Lights for Less
Ammunition x Gantri 3-D Printed Lights

A More Convenient Cup
Cuzen Matcha

A Greener Running Shoe
Allbirds Tree Dasher

Education

A High-Tech Tutor
Van Robotics ABii

Fun with Phonics
Duolingo ABC

Affordable Higher Ed
Outlier.org

Learning Through Play
Kiri Toys

Entertainment

A Big Upgrade For Gamers
Microsoft Xbox Series S

A Real Game Changer
Nvidia GeForce Now

A Gaming Revolution
Sony Playstation 5

A Much Needed Escape
Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A (Really) Flat-Screen TV
LG 65-in. GX OLED 4K TV (65GX)

The Vertical TV
Samsung Sero

Experimental

The Climate Cop
Climate TRACE

Futuristic Fashion
Vollebak Full Metal Jacket

Hydrogen Power for Airplanes
ZeroAvia

A New Kind of Interface
MIT Media Lab AlterEgo

Finance

Banking the Unbanked
Remitly Passbook

Free Filing
Upsolve

A Virtual Advocate
FairShake

Fitness

Record-Breaking Running Shoes
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%

Rowing with a Router
Hydrow

The Anywhere Workout
Supernatural by Within

Food and Drink

A Mini Home Brewery
The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co Pinter

Vodka, Out of Thin Air
Air Vodka

A Sustainable Substitute
Impossible Pork

Home Health

The NBA Bubble Booster
Oura Ring

Hands-Free Brushing
Willo

The Germ Trapper
FEND by Sensory Cloud, Inc.

Household

A Machine That Self-Cleans
Narwal T10

Meals Made Easy
CHEF iQ Smart Cooker

The Ultimate Indoor Garden
Gardyn

Simpler Composting
Sepura

Medical Care

A Gentler Exam
Nella NuSpec Reusable Vaginal Speculum by Ceek Women’s Health

Faster Development
mRNA Vaccines

A Bedsore Solution
Provizio SEM Scanner by Bruin Biometrics

A Personal Bubble
Under the Weather IntubationPod

At-Home Sampling
OraSure OMNIgene Oral

The Air Cleanser
Carrier OptiClean

Outdoors

Safer Cycling
Bontrager WaveCel

A Biodegradable Grill
CasusGrill

The Ultimate Cooler
YETI V Series

The ­Portable Purifier
CrazyCap

Light Up the Campsite
Yakima CBX Solar

Parenting

Adventures in Audio
Yoto Player

A Crib That Calms
Cradlewise Smart Crib

A More Portable Seat
Mifold Hifold Fit-and-Fold Highback Booster Seat

The E-Assist Stroller
Cybex e-PRIAM


Productivity

A New Take on Note-Taking
reMarkable 2

The Robot Suit
Sarcos Robotics Guardian XO Full-Body Powered Exoskeleton

The Smart Hard Hat
Guardhat HC1 Communicator

The Roll-Your-Own Whiteboard
3M Post-it Flex Write Surface

Social Good

A Faster First Response
Flare

The Sustainable Smartphone
Fairphone 3+

Water, Water Anywhere
Skysource WEDEW

The Portable Handwashing Station
LIXIL Sato Tap

4G Fleet
Loon

Style

Masks That Do More
Various

Clothes Made Out of Clothes
Renewcell Circulose

Feel the Music
CuteCircuit SoundShirt

Sustainability

Industry, Powered By The Sun
Heliogen HelioHeat

The Future Of Farming
FarmWise Titan FT-35

Eco-Friendly Growth
Pivot Bio PROVEN

A Cool New Tube
Tom’s of Maine Recyclable Tube

Transportation

Easy Breezy Biking
Gocycle GXi

A Smoother Skate
Hunter Board

Ready for Takeoff
NASA Ingenuity Helicopter

A Cleaner Cabin
Dimer GermFalcon

Makes a Bike an E-Bike
CLIP

Wellness

A Next-Gen Tampon
Callaly Tampliner

2020’s Go-To Data Source
Johns Hopkins Corona­virus Resource Center

A Fast Track to Dreamland
Hatch Restore

A Friend For Life
Tombot Jennie

Special Mentions

Solar-Powered Purification
Solar Water Solutions Adaptive Nozzle Valve System

Verification For Photos
Truepic Foresight

Cow-Free Dairy
Perfect Day Milk Protein

The Smaller Compact Car
City Transformer Electric Vehicle

A Screen for All Seasons
Samsung The Terrace TV

Planet-First Personal Care
Ethique Concentrates

The Zip of the Future
Nite Ize TRU Zip

Protein Via the Air
Solar Foods Solein

A Living Wall
Zauben Model Z

Virtual Beauty
Perfect Corp. YouCam Makeup

Digital Organizers
Yap Lab Outlinx QR Smart Stickers

A Purifier With Pizzazz
Rocean One

A Bracelet That Calls For Back-Up
Flare Safety Jewelry

Capturing the Moment
Infinite Objects Video Prints

A One-Screen Subscription Solution
TiVo Stream 4K

A Delivery Aid
Yale Smart Delivery Box

Programming Prep
Matatalab Pro Set

Sweeter Sugar
DouxMatok Incredo Sugar

Dual Displays
LG Wing

A First in 5G
Lenovo Flex 5G

 

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