Nine Israeli inventions made it to TIME magazine’s list of 100 Best Inventions which means that Israeli inventions accounted for nearly 10 percent of the list — an amazing showing for such a small country!
The American-based magazine said it assembled its 2019 list by soliciting “nominations across a variety of categories from our editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process.” “Then TIME evaluated each contender based on key factors, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.”
Israeli ingenuity has long garnered Israel’s nickname as the “start-up nation.” Entrepreneurs here regularly introduce technological breakthroughs that make life more convenient, safer and sustainable.
Israel’s products on the TIME list include OrCam’s MyEye 2 talking glasses for the blind. Another, Nerivio, is a medical device for treating migraines using a smartphone. WaterGen’s home appliance “pulls moisture from ambient air to create drinkable water through a patented filtration process,” TIME wrote. Then there is TytoHome — a handheld device for on-demand, remote medical exams that can examine heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen, take one’s temperature and send the data to a healthcare provider.