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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.