Novel Coronavirus Is Disrupting our World
COVID-19 Trend and Needed Innovation
How Did It Happen and Why?
Recent Innovations and Trends
Ford Motor and GE Healthcare announced plans to produce 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days with the support of 500 United Auto Workers to help battle the novel coronavirus.
There is no question that when it comes to testing for COVID-19, the U.S. government has fallen short. Abbott has received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) using the fastest available molecular point-of-care test.
Dyson — the U.K. technology company best known for its distinctive vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, and fans — has introduced a new ventilator, dubbed the “CoVent,” which, it claims, was developed in 10 days.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based biotechnology company Cepheid has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the first rapid test for the novel coronavirus that returns results in around 45 minutes and does not require lab processing.
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What is innovation?
The Nest Learning Thermostat represents disruptive innovation. It overcomes the pain point of traditional thermostats that many fight over by being “smart” and saving money.
What is incremental innovation?
Incremental, or “efficiency,” innovations seek to produce the same product or service more cheaply or efficiently and are the most popular type of innovation. Starship robots can make deliveries more consistently and cost-effectively.
What is orthogonal innovation?
The Sharpty Inverted Umbrella is a perfect example of a “think different,” or orthogonal, innovation. The Sharpty closes in the opposite direction, allowing water to be captured instead of dripping on you.
Another “think different” example
The Celebrity Edge’s Magic Carpet is an orthogonal, or “think different,” innovation. Its elevator platform boards many passengers at once while also serving as a restaurant.
What is disruptive innovation?
Disruptive innovations are those rare inventions that change the way the world works, disrupting industries. Apple will sell more watches in 2019 than the entire Swiss watch industry combined.
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