We’re happy to share our pick of The Best of TIS 2016— the top 12 videos in innovations that happened last year. We have reviewed all monthly themes we explored over the course of 2016: from Refugees to Mobility and Health to Design — we’ve got everything covered!
#12: January — Refugees
Using Oculus Rift and a treadmill, This Page Amsterdam created an installation that lets people experience the story of people searching for refuge through direct narratives. ‘Run Like a Refugee’ provides a clearer view of the stories of millions of people using virtual reality.
According to robert utten ‟Run like a refugee, experience with VR”www.tis.tv
#11: February — Energy
It took a year, but later this year (in July) the airplane SOLAR IMPULSE would complete its flight across the globe relying only on solar energy. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have been taking turns to fly the plane, thereby pioneering the use of clean energy technologies.
According to Elena L. ‟Solar Impulse is the first airplane to fly around the world only on solar energy, delivering the…www.tis.tv
#10: March — Robots
This September, the Turkish company Letvision has surprised the world with its real-life Transformer that is made out of BMWs. Have a look at this promising innovation and let us know what you think.
According to Simone de Bruin ‟The Turkish company Letvision has transformed a BMW into a real life Autobot! “www.tis.tv
#9: April — Virtual Reality
NeuroDigital Technologies has created a pair of smart gloves called GloveOne with built-in sensors, that allow users to feel sensations such as heat and interact with objects in virtual reality.
According to Simone de Bruin ‟This VR-glove, dubbed GloveOne, makes it possible to feel sensations while interacting…www.tis.tv
#8: May — Space
Space debris is a serious issue that threatens mankind and vital satellites. Listen to Nobu Okada, CEO of Astroscale, who speaks about his plan to reduce the danger of space debris.
According to Simone de Bruin ‟Astroscale will tackle the problem of space debris with its ADRAS satellite; gluing…www.tis.tv
#7: June — Smart Cities
This summer the DLD Conference held an informative panel on Cities of the Future. Speakers discussed how new technologies and connectivity will impact future smart cities. You can watch it here!
According to Simone de Bruin ‟Panel at DLD (Digital – Life – Design) conference discusses how cities will change…www.tis.tv
#6: July — Mobility
Hildegard Wortmann, Vice President of BMW and Alejandro Agag, founder of FIA Formula E, discuss the changing faces of mobility and the rise of e-mobility.
According to Simone de Bruin ‟A panel on the future of mobility at DLD Summer Conference, kicked off by the VP of BMW…www.tis.tv
#5: August — Sports
This protective material from D3Olab stands at the top of the list of sports innovations this year! The product has a potential application in sports, electronics, footwear and the motorcycle market! Check it out in the video below.
According to Simone de Bruin ‟D30’s shock absorption material is the future of protective gear in a range of industries…www.tis.tv
#4: September — Fashion
The Sound Shirt is an extraordinary piece of clothing that allows people who are deaf to feel sounds and the music of the Junge Symphoniker with their body. Have a look at some of the first impressions people had with this exciting new technology.
According to Elena L. ‟Impressive wearable technology: The Sound Shirt achieves innovation by enabling death people to…www.tis.tv
#3: October — Design
Potable water is a scarce resource in many African and Asian countries. Warka Water is a project developed by Architecture and Vision which harvests water from thin air. The project takes its name from the Warka Tree — a symbol of public gatherings in Ethiopia.
According to Johan Schaap ‟Great example of architecture with a mission. These Warka towers harvest water from the air…www.tis.tv
#2: November — Health
Researchers at the University of Lausanne have developed a brain-spine interface, that allows non-human primates to regain control of a paralyzed limb. The interface bypasses the injury, thus acting as a connection between the brain and the spine. Consequently, a clinical study has began in Switzerland to test the interface for humans.
According to Elena L. ‟Non-human primates can control a paralyzed leg due to an interface that connects the brain to…www.tis.tv
#1: December — Sharing Economy
Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar explores two possible futures that autonomous cars may bring: heaven or hell. Listen to her ideas on the subject and her suggestions for the future of mobility.
This is the end of our #bestofTIS16 list. It was awesome sharing this with you, fans of innovation. In the coming year we’ll keep working on our website and share even more videos, innovative projects and cool stuff! Keep posted on the latest developments and sign up for our weekly newsletter.