THE BEST INVENTIONS OF 2021

100 innovations changing how we live

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Margeaux Walter for TIME
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Accessibility
Artificial Intelligence
Apps and Software
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Beauty
Connectivity
Consumer Electronics
Design
Education
Entertainment
Experimental
Finance
Fitness
Food and Drink
Home Health
Medical Care
Parenting
Productivity
Robotics
Social Good
Style
Sustainability
Toys and Games
Transportation
Travel
Wellness
Special Mentions

Accessibility

Artificial Intelligence

Apps and Software

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Beauty

Connectivity

Consumer Electronics

Design

Education

Entertainment

Experimental

Finance

Fitness

Food and Drink

Home Health

Medical Care

Parenting

Productivity

Robotics

Social Good

Style

Sustainability

Toys and Games

Transportation

Travel

Wellness

Special Mentions

Project Credits

Audience editors: Samantha Cooney, Annabel Gutterman, Soo Jin Kim, Kat Moon, and Kimberly Tal

Copy editors: Helen Eisenbach, Mark Hokoda, Anny Kim, Silvija Ozols, Sarah Rutledge, and Jennifer Schiavone

Designer: Jennifer Prandato

Digital producers: Paulina Cachero and Nadia Suleman

Editors: Jennifer Duggan, Merrill Fabry, Alex Fitzpatrick, Larry Kanter, Dan Macsai, Cate Matthews, Brittany Robins, Lily Rothman, Elijah Wolfson, and Karl Vick

Photo editors: Kim Bubello and Alis Atwell

Production manager: Jennifer Panzer

Reporter-researchers:  Eloise Barry, Leslie Dickstein, Mariah Espada, Alejandro de la Garza, Nik Popli, Simmone Shah, and Julia Zorthian