Since founding her company, Sara Blakely has donated more than $10 million dollars, employs 100+ people, has been on Oprah, was featured in a reality show with Sir Richard Branson, and met former President Nelson Mandela!
How did Sara Blakely reach such success? The story goes like this…
C Dots, or Cornell Dots, named for the university where they were first developed, have received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)... to be used in a human clinical trial. The C Dots were first developed as optical probes, but have since been adapted for use as cancer cell trackers, assisting both the diagnosis and targeted treatment of cancer cells.
Two years ago, when the deluge of the bedbug became the scourge of the day, Chris Goggin, a mechanical engineer, wondered if he could create a machine as sensitive to odors as a dog. The particular sensitivity would be to the pheromones emitted by bedbugs.
This past January performance body suits were banned from swimming competitions, leaving many competitors spineless... in a way.
Get your inventions ready for Season 4 of the Emmy award-winning show, Everyday Edisons. Sorry, the casting directors are not coming to a city near you this year.... You're going to them... via the Internet. That's right. Season 4 casting will be conducted online through Edison Nation.
I recently attended my local Inventors Association (Inventors Alliance in Northern California) and noticed that Inventors kept asking Andrew Krauss (President of Inventors Alliance) about the differences between Manufacturing and Licensing a product. New Inventors were confused about what these terms meant and wanted to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding which way to go for their own product. So I thought I'd take a minute to discuss both options as this comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes as well.
Thank heavens for grandchildren. If we didn't have them, there wouldn't be many designers bothering about how new technologies can be applied to the needs of seniors. Patrick Leyendecker is just one of the many young designers who are trying to moderate the pain and stress that comes with aging and having to adjust one's ways to so many of life's daily needs.