For those of you who are not yet familiar with the ever-increasingly popular Kickstarter, the platform “is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you.”
Now if you think that means useless inventions that no one will ever want to buy — much less invest in — think again. Since its launch in 2009, more than 4.4 million people have pledged more than $701 million, funding more than 45,000 creative projects. Included among the inventors who throw their ideas into the mix are some health-minded individuals who want to keep you safe, eating healthy and growing your own fresh veggies.
Here are just some of the countless Kickstarter projects that we think fit the bill.