No water shower
A 22-year-old South African developed a gel said to kill 99.9% of bacteria and can be applied directly on the skin as if it were a regular moisturizer. DryBath is the world’s first shower gel that doesn’t require water. For every sachet purchased by its corporate clients, DryBath will offer a free or subsidised sachet to its global charity partners.
Why it matters
Ludwick Marishane had the idea for a DryBath when a friend suggested the idea of having a product that didn’t require him to bathe. The use of the product goes beyond being slightly lazy; airlines, military and people who don’t have easy access to water have seen the benefits of this product. This brings us back to the source of innovation: the best ideas often come from the need for something useful. Are we looking for good ideas in the right place?
Until now, band aids and dressings had to be taken off regularly to ensure the wound had not become infected. All this could become obsolete with new plasters invented by the Fraunhofer Research Institute (EMFT). When a wound has become infected, the pH levels change and the new plaster indicates this by changing colors.
A revolutionary 15-minute female sterilisation procedure has been performed for the first time in the UK. The procedure known as the ‘Adiana Permanent Contraception System’ uses radio waves instead of incisions and has been hailed as the equivalent to a vasectomy for men in terms of ease and recovery speed. Patients may go home as soon as 30 minutes after it is completed.