The Smart Board was invented by David Martin and Nancy Knowlton in 1991 through their company SMART Technologies. The Smart Board was designed to be an interactive whiteboard that can detect touch to allow for input from users.
The initial concept of the Smart Board was as a device that would allow people to interact in an electronically shared space. Funding for the first version of the Smart Board was partially provided by investment from Intel. As of 2014, the Smart Board models available are the Smart Board 800 and the lower-cost Smart Board 400 series. Companies that use the Smart Board include Ford Motor Company and Proctor & Gamble.Learn More
Items invented in 1998 include Windows 98, the iMac computer and the MP3 player. Viagra was also approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1998.Full Answer >
Dr. James Naismith is credited for inventing netball. The no-dribble game was a spinoff of basketball that he invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.Full Answer >
In 1897, the pencil sharpener was invented by John Lee Love. He was issued a patent for it on Nov. 23, 1897. That style of pencil sharpener is still in use today in schools and offices around the world, according to About.com Inventors. It was one of several noteworthy inventions of 1897.Full Answer >
William Morton first demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic, but no one knows who actually invented anesthesia. After Morton's demonstration at Massachusetts General Hospital, several people came forward claiming they had discovered anesthesia much earlier.Full Answer >