Contact lenses with color sensors that let diabetics look in a mirror to check sugar levels.

Furniture fabrics that repel dirt and stains. An improvement over applied finishes.

SmartShirt that monitors heart rate and respiration continuously and wirelessly.

NanoSafe Battery in the zero-emission Phoenix electric vehicles charges in 10 minutes, goes 130 miles between charges and has a life expectancy of 12 years. Vehicles available in 2010.

Sources: Consumer Reports, Berkeley National Laboratories, www.phoenixmotors.com