World-Changing Inventions by Genius Teenagers
Many people believe "the children are the future," and innovative teenagers keep proving this statement to be true. Some people might argue that teenagers are lazy, immature and just want to stay up all night, but countless teenagers are actually working hard to solve the world’s biggest problems.
From removing blind spots from cars to designing pedal-powered washing machines, here are world-changing inventions by genius teenagers.
Eliminating Blind Spots in Cars
From West Grove, Pennsylvania, 14-year-old Alaina Gassler created a solution for one of the biggest car problems in history. The genius teenager invented a device to eliminate blind spots in cars, winning a $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for her creation.
Pedal Washing Machine
In the past, Remya Jose and her family hand-washed their clothes in their local river. The task took too much time and energy, but the family had no choice because they didn't own a washing machine and her neighborhood didn’t have electricity. Jose wished to create a washing machine that didn't need power for her family and community, so she studied how electric washing machines worked.
Water Purifier and Power Generator
Millions of people around the world don't have access to electricity or clean water. But one teenager is close to solving that problem with just one device. All the way from Australia, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam invented H2Pro, a portable tool that purifies dirty water and uses the waste to produce power.
Bra That May Detect Early Signs of Breast Cancer
Mexican teen Julián Ríos Cantú was only 13 when he almost lost his mom to breast cancer. His mom's battle with cancer inspired Cantú to fight against the disease in his own way. He invented Eva, a high-tech bra that can detect early signs of breast cancer. The device tracks dramatic changes in temperature, which are signs of increases in blood and heat in the area due to a tumor.
Dementia Patient Wander Warning Device
Many people suffering from Alzheimer’s tend to wander, worrying their loved ones and caregivers. You can just ask Kenneth Shinozuka from New York. His grandfather has Alzheimer’s, and he frequently got out of bed in the middle of the night and experienced many accidents. Shinozuka's aunt was his caretaker, but she often failed to catch him leaving his bed. In one instance, the police found him walking on the side of a California freeway wearing his pajamas.