Best Inventions of 2018

February 15, 2019
This is the Gravity Jet Suit. It lets people fly.
COURTESY WONDERHATCH

Inventions have the power to help people. An invention can change how we live, work, and play. Each year, TIME magazine picks the year’s best inventions. Here, TFK tells you about five of them.

A Safer Ride

ANDREW MYERS FOR TIME

Biking in the dark is dangerous. But this LUMOS helmet has lights. They help cars see bikers at night. That helps bikers stay safe.

Sweet Sandals

ANDREW MYERS FOR TIME

Making shoes can be harmful to the planet. But these flip-flops are made from a new material. It is called SWEETFOAM. It is made from the sugarcane plant.

In Control

ANDREW MYERS FOR TIME

With NINTENDO LABO, gamers can build their own controllers out of cardboard. The controllers can be used to play mini-games on the Nintendo Switch.

Ready to Fly

COURTESY WONDERHATCH

The GRAVITY JET SUIT lets people fly. The suit has five mini jet engines. They can push a person into the air. Zoom!

Better Wheels

ANDREW MYERS FOR TIME

Wheelchairs help people get around. The WHILL MODEL CI is a new type of wheelchair. It can climb over things and move around in tight spaces. It can be taken apart in minutes.