In part three, I mentioned about new products invented in 2017. There are a number of them presented in Time Magazine (November/December 2017 Issue). For starters, there is a shoe engineered to boost performance called, “Futurecraft 4D,” being manufactured by Adidas. The midsole of this shoe has a 3-D print process tailored to fit the needs of the wearer. The Futurecraft 4D midsoles can be printed in as little as two hours. Adidas can produce them in stores.
Another new product developed by Rihanna, is makeup shades for every skin tone. Rihanna’s line, Fenty Beauty, launched 40 shades of foundation. Rihanna believes that makeup is like a secret weapon. It can go from very subtle to a complete transformation.
The final product I’d like to mention is glasses that give sight to the blind. There are millions of people in the world that are legally blind. These individuals try to navigate in a visual world by using support canes and guide dogs, but these items cannot mimic actual vision for the blind. But, the eSight 3 can. It’s the world’s most powerful pair of glasses. Once when users put on eSight, it records high-definition video and uses magnification, contrast, and proprietary algorithms to enhance that imagery into something the legally blind can see. These glasses allow them to partake in a variety of activities, including sports that would otherwise be off-limits.
So, when it comes to the wonderful new products, one must give credit to the use of imagination. Where would our world be without it? Who’s to say that in the future, one of Tyra Wooley’s students creates a product that will change our world for the better, just like the inventions stated above? Of course, only time will tell. But, we do know for sure, that it takes imagination to create and it should be facilitated by special teachers like Tyra Wooley!