Swedish Inventions

zipper

 

Gideon Sundbäck in 1913 invented the zipper.

 

 

pacemaker

 

 

 

Rune Elmqvist developed a small battery-driven pacemaker in 1958.

 

 

 

 

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Hellmuth Hertz began leading work in 1950 with ultrasound for medical diagnosis.

 

 

 

 

skype

 

Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark.

 

 

 

gps

 

 

Håkan Lans developed the satellite-guided GPS system (Global Positioning System). It has been upgraded and improved into its modern form.

 

 

 

 

seatbelt

 

 

Nils Bohlin’s created the three-point seat belt. Since 1959 this invention is regarded as having saved one life every six minutes.

 

 

 

spotify

 

Started in 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify allows users to freely listen to, stream and share millions of music tracks.