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11.26.2014Personal Tech

Powerful Answers Finalists Are Innovating Home Life as We Know It

By: Jerry Rizzo
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When it comes to innovation, ideas don’t always begin in a state-of-the-art lab. Innovative ideas can come from anywhere and be thought up by anyone. Below, you will find three Powerful Answers finalists that are introducing  innovations in home life as we know it, through smart sensors and connected technology.

Edyn Simplifies Intricate Fusions in the Home Garden
By using durable sensors and a powerful Wi-Fi chip, Edyn delivers a way for gardeners to manage their natural resources more efficiently. Edyn meshes essential data, from humidity to soil nutrition, and provides an intuitive dashboard to help users make the best decisions in their garden.


Radiator Labs Provides a Smart Update for old Cast-iron Radiators

Radiator Labs has designed a radiator cover that allows users to control the temperature in each room while saving money, energy and increasing boiler efficiency. Want to manage the controls from your smartphone? No problem.

AdhereTech Changing the way We Monitor Meds
These smart pill bottles with wireless connections collect and send in real time all data about whether patients are adhering to the prescribed dosage of their medication. The Adhere system analyzes and populates the data and can then send customizable alerts and interventions to patients’ smartphones.

Powerful Answers finalists have presented their ideas to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win $1 million and work with Verizon to turn their ideas into a reality. Follow their journey and stay tuned for the big-winner announcement in late January.

About the author(s): 

Jerry Rizzo is Digital Communications Manager for Verizon and all-around digital media enthusiast. Tracking trends in technology, design, and social media, Jerry is always on the hunt to tell the next great story.