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About the Inventions Report

The Inventions Trend Report outlines the best in the wide array of recent inventions, from science inventions to odd novelty items. As technological advancements progress and the consumer need for various products and accessories increases, so does the amount of innovative, and sometimes crazy, inventions.

Who It's For

Our research pertains to an array of new products, including cool inventions and discoveries that have yet to receive a patent. Thus, a wide variety of companies from various industries will benefit from this report, as it provides insight into new consumer interests and industry directions. Not only providing information on new inventors and unique ideas, our Inventions Trend Report will give you an advantage over competitors by keeping you on the cutting edge of inventions.

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The Inventions Report

Last published on Feb 10, 2013, the Inventions Report includes 21 PRO Trends (21 Pages) and 105 examples of inventions market research and inventions consumer trends related to: science inventions, crazy inventions, new products, discoveries, inventors, unique ideas and inventions trends. The report includes all of our Inventions research collected over the last few years (roughly 25% of the collection is from this year.)

Report Contents

• 21 Inventions PRO Trends = 21 Powerpoint Pages Inventions PPT Report
• 105 Inventions Examples
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): and more!

Sample Inventions Pro Trends

Each Inventions PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online inventions articles, videos and images. Examples:

Greenpliances Mini appliances that increase convenience and decrease our carbon footprint Implications - Cost-conscious consumers have moved toward multitasking appliances that increase the user's convenience. Accordingly, multifunctional designs that are aesthetically pleasing, energy-efficient and good for the environment combine for an irresistible deal that wins over nearly any buyer.
Greenpliances
Mini appliances that increase convenience and decrease our carbon footprint
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Concrete Jungle Cement transcends ordinary construction applications Implications - It seems as if city dwellers are embracing their urban surroundings in more ways than one. Cement-crafted items are on the rise, with everything from jewelry to cars made of hard, stone-cold concrete. This unyielding material creates the perfect foundation for durable and long-lasting products and also provides an intriguing contrast to the plethora of green innovations popping up in urban centers.
Concrete Jungle
Cement transcends ordinary construction applications
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Everywhere Ergonomics Innovations in ergonomic design augment overall health & productivity Implications - Ergonomics, the study of designing products that aim to "fit" a person's body to enhance productivity while preventing repetitive stress injuries, has long been an important part of design -- whether it be furniture, equipment or tech gadgets. While ergonomic design has lately been focused on tech gadgets such as computer peripherals, designers are now increasingly paying attention to the ergonomics of everyday items, ranging from crowbars and walking sticks to coffee mugs and razors. Consumers place high importance on comfort, so anything that offers enhanced usability will likely stand out, no matter how mundane the product might be.
Everywhere Ergonomics
Innovations in ergonomic design augment overall health & productivity
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Wearable Display (UPDATE) Hi-tech eyewear innovations provide unprecedented viewing experiences Implications - Earlier this year, Trend Hunter uncovered 'Hands-Free Tech,' innovative eyewear giving consumers extra functionality, whether it's connecting to social media or taking photos. Now, we're seeing even more hi-tech eyewear that provide display and projection features to create a completely enhanced and unprecedented viewing experience. These include everything from virtual reality contact lenses to bluetooth-enabled specs that can display images from your phone or tablet, all of which stand to transform the way today's media is delivered and digested.
Wearable Display (UPDATE)
Hi-tech eyewear innovations provide unprecedented viewing experiences
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Projection Tech Consumers create their own holographic reality with innovative gadgets Implications - With the popularity of projection-based marketing, which was used throughout 2010 and 2011 for everything from fashion campaigns to celebratory events, it wasn’t long before technology companies everywhere would begin creating projection-based gadgets for individual consumers. From computers to watches, these innovative creations are taking consumer electronics and technology to the next level, allowing tech users the ability to project their own holograms whenever they want.
Projection Tech
Consumers create their own holographic reality with innovative gadgets
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Portable Safety Innovations designed to protect consumers on the go Implications - Natural disasters, crime, freak accidents -- there is much to fear in today's danger-ridden world, which is why consumers are now more cautious than ever, cognizant of decreasing risk wherever and whenever they can. Thankfully, there are many different innovations (however bizarre some may be) to alleviate their anxiety. Ranging from shopping bags that double as helmets to pepper spray phone attachments, the number of tools designed to protect consumers while they go about their day-to-day lives is increasing. Since it takes advantage of a consumer's desire to feel safe and secure, appealing to fear, as many brands have uncovered over the years, can be an extremely effective marketing strategy.
Portable Safety
Innovations designed to protect consumers on the go
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Universal Gadgets Smartphones and controllers made for lazy living Implications - In the movie “Click” Adam Sandler’s character finds a special universal remote that controls everything and anything; as outrageous as the idea may seem, we may be closer to this reality than we think. Some smartphones are being equipped with the ability to control TVs and stereos, while remotes are becoming steadily more “universal”—some concepts are even designed to control your air conditioner and light fixtures. Convenience is an important consideration for today’s consumers and these universal gadgets definitely serve this need.
Universal Gadgets
Smartphones and controllers made for lazy living
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Beauty by Consumption We love to eat and look beautiful; marketers are helping us do both Implications - Consumers have become so accustomed to multi-tasking that many now expect the products they consume to offer multiple uses as well. Dozens of new products are touting their ingredients as beneficial to one's health, such that food without function or beauty products that don’t have alternate benefits are becoming a thing of the past. For established brands, this is an innovative way to diversify their product categories.
Beauty by Consumption
We love to eat and look beautiful; marketers are helping us do both
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Hands-Free Tech The transformation of eyewear into high-tech devices Implications - Ordinary reading glasses may be a thing of the past, now that designers and innovators are coming up with hi-tech eyewear that can serve a myriad of purposes, including taking pictures, connecting to Facebook and completely overhauling the multimedia entertainment experience. Leading the wave is Google, whose 'Project Glass' is setting the stage for the future of technologically savvy eyewear. With more consumers embracing mobile applications and requiring convenience in day-to-day living, this direction in hands-free gadgetry is certainly a logical next step in tech innovation.
Hands-Free Tech
The transformation of eyewear into high-tech devices
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Paper Preservation Innovations that promote paperless living Implications - Increasingly, the paperless office is becoming the goal of many organizations and has since extended to the day-to-day lives of the average consumer as well. To aid in this goal is the availability of electronic forms of information and communication, which range from digital business cards and touchscreen paper to erasable photocopiers. Considering, however, that the average American office worker prints abut 10,000 pages annually (according to GoPaperless.com), society still has a long way to go. Nonetheless, innovations that encourage paperless living will provide extreme benefit and appeals to eco-minded consumers; even if society never goes completely paperless, the use of less paper still counts toward a greener planet.
Paper Preservation
Innovations that promote paperless living
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Taboo Mediums From taboo to trendy, condoms are becoming a medium for awareness Implications - HIV and STD awareness has increased partially due to amicable presentation. Condoms are considered common-place, even becoming symbols of hope, affirmation and often humor, and products having sexual connotation are highly popular with younger consumers. Thus, condoms are now being stretched beyond their intended use (pun intended). These products, which include handbags made of condom wrappers and phallic-shaped blimps, are intended to shock, amuse or make a statement.
Taboo Mediums
From taboo to trendy, condoms are becoming a medium for awareness
20 Examples + Score + Implications


Portable Healing Innovations ensuring quick treatment for medical emergencies Implications - Getting medical treatment can be incredibly time-consuming, but thanks to innovations that speed up the entire process, now consumers can do everything from treat and diagnose themselves to getting emergency help from a trained medical professional closest to you with the touch of a button. Consumers like taking matters into their own hands, and having emergency help always on the ready definitely falls into this category.
Portable Healing
Innovations ensuring quick treatment for medical emergencies
6 Examples + Score + Implications


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