8 Innovative Ideas That Solved Common Problems!

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Sometimes it seems like everything has already been created, but new innovations are constantly being dreamed up. Here are some amazing inventions created by everyday people.

i-Pack Chemo Backpack


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When Kylie Simonds, then 8 years old, was diagnosed with cancer, she got to thinking. Instead of dragging around a cumbersome IV pole, she came up with a backpack-style chemotherapy unit with bright colors so that kids could stay more comfortable and feel fashionable during their treatments.

SafeWander


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People with Alzheimer’s and dementia are prone to wandering, which can lead to life-threatening situations. A 17-year-old named Kenneth Shinozuka used modern technology to streamline the design. The SafeWander button is a small and easy-to-wear device that lets family members keep track of loved ones with dementia via smartphone.


VAXXWAGON


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Vaccinations save lives, but delivering them to developing countries can be a problem due to the lack of refrigeration and electricity. Young inventor Anurudh Ganesan created a bicycle-powered cooler that lets health workers travel to remote areas without damaging fragile vaccines.

Breathometer


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Originally designed as a portable breathalyzer to help prevent drunk driving, the company is also developing a program to help monitor oral health as of 2016. Inventor Charles Michael Yim appeared on the television show “Shark Tank,” where he successfully pitched his product.

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