Heart patients worldwide owe a lot to Dr. Werner Forssmann. In the late 1920s, the medical community knew little about how to treat heart ailments. Instead, most of what we knew about hearts came from studying cadavers. Forssmann was inspired by a textbook that featured a tube entering the heart
In the 1700s, famine in Europe occurred regularly—crops failed and invading armies often stole or burned food. Frederick the Great of Prussia saw in the potato a solution. Highly filling and weather resistant, it was also a difficult crop to steal or destroy. But Prussians wouldn’t have it. Potato eating
A well-known book by the German-born Swiss writer Hermann Hesse ‘The Glass Bead Game’ has inspired innovator Martins Jansons to come up with Bead Game which is now getting more popular as it tries to bring together the digital world without losing the charm of playing a physical board game.
Bank, one of the big four banks of Australia is “shaking up its management style” by rolling out a ‘Scaled Agile’ approach across its Australian division leveraging the operating model and practices adopted by technology companies and several IT teams of different corporations. The method of organizing and delivering work
Apple has religiously embodied the notion that function and beauty come from elegant simplicity, and teachers in its internal training program sometimes point to a collection of Picasso lithographs that artfully illustrate the drive to boil down an idea to its most essential components. That drive can be seen in
James Dyson was frustrated with the way vacuum cleaners worked where they used a traditional approach of using suction power to pick up dirt into a bag. James during one of the visits to industry saw mill found inspiration the way conical cyclone was used to accelerate the air and
For years, several products have been designed by shapes and movements of animals (e.g cars) and patters of nature.But there are several product designs which continue to get inspired by unconventional sources like arts, weapons and more . Inspiration from Origami For years, one of the challenges for the economy
US Researchers from University of of California, Berkeley were inspired by cockroach’s ability to withstand heavy forces and ability to flatten themselves to fit tight spaces. They attributed this to its exoskeleton feature which can be compressed when subjected to heavy force without breaking. The researchers were able to replicate
In 1916, a young American scientist and inventor called Clarence Birdseye went to Canada as a fur trader. He noticed that people in Labrador kept their food frozen in the snow for extended periods in the winter. During his time in the Arctic, Birdseye observed that Eskimos froze food in
In 1940s, painting car was a specialised task and it took 40 odd days to paint a car;this proved to be a big bottleneck to increase car production. The solution to this challenge however came from an unrelated industry due to the resourcefulness of one of the greatest innovators,Charles Kettering.