Our everyday lives have been shaped by underrated Latina and Latino inventors. Their gifts have improved our lives and it’s important to recognize them. Here are just a few Latina and Latino inventors that we think you should know more about:
Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena
Color TV – an accomplishment in electrical engineering that has been adapted into our streaming services.
Insulin shots – the medicine millions of people with diabetes rely on to survive.
Oral contraceptive pill – a powerful tool women have benefited from since it’s invention. The pill has been named one of the most important inventions by the U.S Department of Patents.
The electric brake – this allows us to quickly stop our car by pressing down on a pedal.
Dr Domingo Liotta
Artificial Heart – a critical tool that has saved lives in the field of heart surgery.
Acceleglove – a prototype device that can translate 300 words and the alphabet into American Sign Language into both English and Spanish!