Table of contents:

Invented by children: 5 ingenious children's ideas
Invented by children: 5 ingenious children's ideas

You will be surprised when you find out how many things that we are so used to or have become a real breakthrough in science were invented not by scientists and brilliant researchers, but by kids.


In 2012, 15-year-old Jack Andraka made a real breakthrough in the world of science. He came up with a special glucometer that is able to detect cancer of the pancreas, ovaries and lungs in the early stages. At the same time, his method is much cheaper and more painless than the accepted traditional methods of recognition.


The embossed dotted tactile font was invented for writing and reading by blind and visually impaired people. And it was developed in 1824 by the Frenchman Louis Braille, a simple son of a shoemaker. Louis was 3 years old when he was injured in his father's workshop with a saddle knife (similar to an awl), and due to inflammation of the eyes, the child lost his sight. At the age of 15, Louis created his bump-dot type as an alternative to the bump-line script of Valentin Gayuy, inspired by the simplicity of the "night script" of artillery captain Charles Barbier. At that time, the "night font" was used by the military to write reports that could be read in the dark.


Fur earmuffs

In 1873, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood invented wire lining as an alternative to wearing a hat he disliked. His little cunning idea took root so much that it continues to live to this day!


Device for the hearing impaired

In 2012, 14-year-old Jonah Cohn came up with a device called Good Vibrations. It allows hearing impaired people to perceive sounds and even listen to music. The boy made the discovery after accidentally leaning his teeth against the guitar and feeling the vibrations of the sounds of music with his whole body.

Bandage Remover

Alanna Meyers, 8, has come up with the perfect way to painlessly remove bandages. Having first tried a combination of lavender oil, soap and water, the girl realized that she had actually made a discovery. Its recipe is patented and is already widely used in many hospitals around the world.

Popular by topic