Self-Healing Porous Asphalt

Erik Schlangen designed a new type of porous asphalt, which when cracked can be “healed” by induction heating the steel fibers embedded in bitumen, which melt back to the road’s original shape.

Open Source Ecology Village

Marcin Jakubowki started a project to write and share an instructions set for building an entire self-sustaining village. His group Open Source Ecology created the “Global Village Construction Set.”

‘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.

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.