Fresh Air With 3 Common Plants

Areca palm, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue and Money plant are three common houseplants that can be arranged in specific areas at home or in the office to produce indoor air that is measurably cleaner.

5 Medicinal Mushrooms

Five common medicinal mushrooms can help to heal the human body and the ecosystem. These are Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tails, Shittake, and Cordycepts Sinensis mushrooms.

‘Aravind’ Eye Care System

India’s revolutionary Aravind Eye Care System has given sight to millions, using an ingenious approach and a hub-and-spoke model that drives treatment costs down and quality up.

Prosthetic Eye to Treat Blindness

Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness, by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera directly to the brain.

Ultrasound Surgery Without Cuts

Ultrasound surgery uses MRI to find trouble spots and focuses ultrasound waves to non-invasively treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.

‘Tumor Treating Fields’

There is a new approach to treating cancer, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. It shows effect in 20 different cancers in the lab so far.

‘Bone Marrow Miner’

Daniel Kraft designed the Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor, and which can be used to treat many terminal conditions.

‘ReMotion’ Prosthetic Knee

Engineer Krista Donaldson is the CEO of D-Rev, a company that produces the ReMotion knee, an $80 prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of whom earn less than $4 a day.

‘DEKA’ Prosthetic Arm

DEKA is a prosthetic arm, originally developed by Dean Kamen for the Department of Defense. It is able to perform multiple simultaneous powered movements and is cleared by the FDA.

All-Terrain ‘Freedom Chair’

The Freedom Chair is a wheelchair designed by the MIT engineer Amos Winter to go through mud and sand, providing true accessibility and easy to built at a cost of less than $200.

‘HULC’ & ‘eLEGS’ Exoskeletons

Exoskeleton is a wearable robot that gives “superhuman” physical abilities in terms of strength, speed and balance, or even basic locomotion where it wasn’t possible before, as in the example of the eLEGS.