Every year, TIME highlights the Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.
To assemble the 2019 list, they solicited nominations across a variety of categories from their editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process.
Then TIME evaluated each contender based on key factors, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.
The resulting list is 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible and Vancouver’s Biba Playground Games made the list.
With its free mobile app, Biba is trying to turn screen time into quality time spent outside. Parents use the app, which blends gaming with playground activities, to relay “missions” that kids can complete in the real world.
Since its 2016 launch, Biba has set up augmented-reality tags in almost 5,000 parks. When scanned with a smartphone camera, the tags launch games like a dinosaur-themed adventure in which players cross monkey bars and travel down slides.