Best Colombian inventions
Double (physics apparatus that serves to demonstrate the theory of the balance of bodies submerged in water) that was patented in Brussels
portable rescue unit for tsunamis
It has application in islands, coastal areas, river banks and areas exposed to the force of water. It is formed by a semicircular body, with an appropriate morphology to slide in the middle of turbulent waters and with debris, presenting in its perimeter an armored and hermetic chamber, and that has a superior main access and one or two alternate lateral outlets, with point of assurance for its occupant and space for emergency equipment and communications. It also provides maximum mechanical protection against impacts, punctures, lacerations, due to its external circular structure with smooth plates and high mechanical resistance.
Olive-cerebellar artificial motor control system
It is one of the contributions of Bogota physician Rodolfo Llinás, one of the brightest scientists in Colombia and most important in the world, in the field of neuroscience. This scientist enunciated the so-called Llinás law that refers to a neuron, of a certain type, cannot be functionally replaced by another of another type; even if its synaptic connectivity and the type of neurotransmitter released are identical.
The security cartridge
In order to reduce the rates of deaths and injuries due to accidental shots, Sergeant Carlos Carlos Farías Malagón first created an artificial bullet cartridge made of plastic with a lever on his body that serves both to prevent accidental shots as well as to evidence the lack of real cartridge in the rifle. Since 2009, its use is mandatory for soldiers, noncommissioned officers and officers of the National Army and the National Police of Colombia
(twenty-five inches in diameter, which was exhibited in New York)
In 1963, at the distinguished Barraquer clinic, Dr. José Ignacio Barraquer developed a surgical instrument designed to cut a tiny layer of the cornea as well as a device capable of freezing tissue from the cornea in order to manipulate it to achieve different refractive levels. These two inventions form the fundamental basis of what is now known as Lasik or refractive surgery.
Although the theory already existed at the time, the world's first intravenous pacemaker was created in 1958 by Colombian electronic engineer Jorge Reynods. The pacemaker was really a giant device that the patient had to take with him out of his body. Now these artifacts the size of a matchbox, is used by more than 48 million people around the world.
Without doubt the best invention created in Colombia and most recognized worldwide, it is a catheter attached to a valve (hence the name) that is used to drain the additional fluid in patients with hydrocephalus. Its inventor, the respected barranquillero doctor Salomón Hakim who unfortunately died just a couple of months ago, dedicated his whole life to study the complexities of the brain
Arcadio is a robot developed at the Javeriana University which is designed to detect explosive devices underground and deactivate them. It is managed by a human being through a remote laptop and has an intelligent computerized arm. It is designed to help in the process of cleaning antipersonnel mines in the national territory without risking the life of a person.