After doing much research on Valerie Thomas and her work with the illusion transmitter, I started wondering about other technologies that have grown or matured into everyday use. What Valerie did was create the Illusion Transmitter which has matured into 3d technology which we now are now utilizing in our televisions. I decided to look a little further online and see what other technologies might qualify for this category (maybe even find some gender related ones as well). Or at least, those that may change the world that were intended for something entirely different.
The very first technology is used for breast cancer screening. After reading online about NASA’s different technologies that we may use everyday, I found this gem. The chip and screening used was originally used for the Hubble space telescope to render images. Since the rays aren’t very damaging and not very expensive to replicate, this has transitioned into the medical field where many women can get screened for a much less cost.
Another NASA technology used for medical purposes and even sports performance purposes is Electrolyte Concentrates. This was originally manufactured for the deficiency that astronauts may experience in space on their missions. These concentrates would allow their nutrients to be replenished very fast to allow their body to perform its necessary functions in space with all the dehydrated food and such they would be eating. This has transition into medical fields where they use IVs on patients experiencing high dehydration or another sickness that may hinder their nutrient intake. Also, through sports and overall bodily day-to-day health. now you can buy electrolyte concentrated sports drinks, powders, and other packages that are full of electrolytes to prevent dehydration and nutrient deficiency.
Memory Foam is used in beds pillows and many other devices for human comfort. This was also another technology that NASA developed for astronauts out in space that we now use everyday. This is also transitioning into the medical field and the physical development/therapy sector as well. Prosthetic hips, legs, and other parts now contain this memory foam to essentially replicate the feeling of cartilage or joints.