Israel is renowned as a child-centered society, so it’s no surprise that the two Israeli items named to TIME magazine’s 2018 Best Inventions list are both geared to baby care.
Nanit Plus smart baby monitor is described by TIME as a “sleep coach” for babies because it serves double duty as a live app-based video monitor and a tracking device that collects environmental info and makes relevant suggestions – such as adjusting the temperature or darkening the room to help baby fall asleep. The company has locations in Tel Aviv and New York.
Nanobébé breast-milk bottle is said to be the first baby bottle designed to preserve essential breastmilk nutrients by enabling rapid heating and cooling through an innovative geometric shape that resembles an actual breast and is topple-proof.
The made-in-Israel bottles are complemented by a full line of infant-care products.
The TIME list encompasses “50 innovations making the world better, smarter and even a little more fun.”
Nominations were solicited across a variety of categories from TIME editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Then TIME evaluated each contender based on factors including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.