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“Smart bed” and artificial pancreas battle it out to become Britain’s best invention

What do a pancreas, Bluetooth, and a washing-up glove have in common…

If you hadn’t already guessed, which we’re guessing you haven’t, they will all be part of the first ever British Inventors Project that will be showcased at next month’s Gadget Show Live.

A total of 21 innovative gadgets have been shortlisted for the award and every entry will be showcased live on stage in the Innovation Theatre at the Gadget Show Live, which takes in the NEC, Birmingham, from 9-13 April 2014

“The British Inventors Project will highlight the designs that are being dreamt up right now in sheds across the country; from the indispensable to the slightly strange. And thanks to the sheer ingenuity of the shortlisted products, I’m certain this will be an incredibly popular attraction for all of our visitors,” said Sally Bent, event director for Gadget Show Live.

Among the entrants is the Balluga Bed, which is described as a smart, interactive bed that features adjustable firmness, climate control, and a built-in vibro-massage system, with Wi-Fi and BlueTooth connectivity coming as standard.

Retrack, meanwhile, gives cycle riders what they’ve been waiting for with a 3D-animated action replay of a trail that can be viewed on any smartphone right after it has been completed.

Another invention that is part of those competing is the All Product Design, which is a matchbox-sized device that harnesses power by using radio waves and mobile signals, and is something that can be used for garden lights and other similar devices with the aim of extending battery life.

Other inventions battling it out for the prize include the Artificial Pancreas, Commuter X4 cycle light system, Doorjammer, Roam Folding Bike, Rotite, Kikka Digga, Move It Furniture, Plume Mudguard, Splatform, Hummingbird Corkscrew, Marxman Pen, SQ-Easy Glove, Hydroguard, Mini Rigs, Tappy, Pinstar Putting Cup, and the IT-Tub.

More details can be found on each entrant at this link and the winner will be named the British Innovation of the Year 2014 at the Gadget Show Live 2014.

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