Innovations and Breakthroughs

Paul FitzgeraldPaul FitzgeraldWelcome to Paul Fitzgerald's Innovations and Breakthroughs blog at InventorSpot.com. Paul covers the science and technology beats and seeks to deliver to you the scoop on the most innovative inventions from around the world. As an  freelance writer in New York City, U.S., Toronto, ON, Canada, and London, UK, Paul's work also regularly appears in a variety of leading publications that include CNN International Report, The Examiner, the London Free Press, and the Toronto Sun.

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Nimb Is A Smart Ring With Panic Button

Emergencies are scary, but there is now a new smart ring that will quickly call for help when you need it most. Meet Nimb, a ring that includes a panic button. It lets you send emergency alerts to preset contacts from its mobile app with the touch of a thumb. But the big question with this new invention is this: how will it sell on the market?

Nimb Is A Smart Ring With Panic Button

Emergencies are scary, but there is now a new smart ring on the market that will quickly call for help when you need it most. Meet Nimb, a ring that includes a panic button. It lets you send emergency alerts to preset contacts from its mobile app with the touch of a thumb. But the question with this invention is this: how will it sell on the market?

Invention Of The Week? REKS Are Unbreakable Sunglasses

From the “what will they think of next?” files comes a new pair of shades that you will definitely want to get your hands on. Heck, your eyes will even love them, and when people see you wear them they might even assume you have deep pockets. But the big question with the new REKS sunglasses is this: will you be able to afford them?

Invention Of The Week? Clap Balm Is World’s First Hockey Hand Deodorant

Those of us who play hockey share one big thing in common: dealing with that horrid smell that lingers on our hands after a practice or a game. No matter how much we wash our hands after taking our gloves off, that familiar ‘hockey smell” seems impossible to get rid of. However a team of inventors in Canada have found a way for us hockey players – amateur, weekend warriors and professionals alike – to leave our stink at the rink. Quesiton is this: how will this new invention sell on the market? 

Invention Of The Week? TimeCap Is A Smart 24-Hour Life Recorder

A new wearable camera that just hit the market records your every movement, and what makes this invention extra-special is that it also makes for a cool fashion accessory. Meet “Time In A Wearable." When will you start recording your life story?

Invention Of The Week? Zore-X Revolutionizes Firearm Safety

Okay all you gun owners, hold it right there. A team of inventors based in Jerusalem, Israel, have just developed a unique cartridge-shaped lock that gives you quick access to your pistol and the device even offers tampering alerts. Called Zore-X, this smart lock is probably the coolest gun storage device ever invented.

Invention Of The Week? Brush Your Teeth In 10 Seconds With GlareSmile

A team of inventors in Milan, Italy, have just developed the world’s first electric style toothbrush that will automatically ensure you get the correct brushing technique in just 10 seconds, while at the same greatly improving your overall oral health. The question is, will this new technology have consumers smiling? And is it affordable?

Invention Of The Week? Make Your Camera Fly With Birdie

There is a new aerodynamic accessory on the market for action cameras like GoPro. Called Birdie, you launch the gadget in the air while your camera snaps all sorts of cool shots and videos, and everyone will enjoy the fact that this new invention is actually much cheaper than most entry level drones out there. So, are you ready to make your camera fly?