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The biggest gadget event of the year is back.
Gadget Show Live throws open its doors on Wednesday, and is going to be bigger and better than ever.
With over 200 exhibitors and thousands of futuristic products to play on, itís set to be a total technology overload.
But many of the products on show this year arenít just for fun, in fact they hope to make your life better, and a couple might even help save it.
ďGadgets arenít just enhancing our lives they are changing the way we live.Ē
Rachel Riley, Gadget Show host
Gadget Show beauty Rachel Riley explains, ďIn the past gadgets have been mainly designed to enhance our lives, to make them easier, more fun, more productive.
“But now, thanks to trends like wearable tech and the Internet of Things, gadgets arenít just enhancing our lives they are changing the way we live.
ďSome, like the artificial pancreas and the Commuter X 4 cycling light, even have the potential to save lives, which is amazing.Ē
So here’s the Gadget Show Live top gizmos that could change your life.
Commuter X 4
Shortlisted for the Gadget Show Live British Inventor of the Year is Ed Ward.
Ed was run over by a lorry while on his bike.
He survived, thankfully, and has now given up his job to focus on inventing products like the Commuter X 4, which are designed to make cycling safer.
The Commuter X 4 is a light that gives cyclists optimum visibility.
Ed has also invented a light that hits the mirrors of cars and lorries when cyclists are in their blind spot.
The wearable technology revolution has been dominated by fitness trackers.
But this new tracker from Garmin raises the bar.
The Vivofit is the only fitness band which learns your activity levels then sets personalised goals.
Well, this one might not change your life, but it could change your pets!
FitBark is a tiny wireless activity monitor designed especially for manís best friend.
The trackers collects activity data 24/7, allowing dog owners to feel connected to their pooch throughout the day and receive unprecedented insights into their petís health.
Mother is at the head of a family of small connected sensors that blend into daily life to make things run more smoothly.
For example, the sensors could be attached to your coffee machine and the Mother device will tell it when and how you want your coffee in the morning; or a sensor can be used as a fitness tracker, or to remind you to take your medication.
Gaming will never be the same in the future thanks to Oculus Rift, which immerses you in an amazing 360 degree experience.
If the name already sounds familiar, thatís because the technology was bought by Facebook last week for $2bn.
The Artificial Pancreas automatically diagnoses and delivers the correct dose of insulin to patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
The pancreas, which is currently undergoing clinical trials, could signal the end of multiple insulin injections for patients who are currently at risk of over or under medicating.
Its creation is the result of a collaboration of leading practitioners of design (Renfrew Group) and academia (De Montfort University) and it is one of the 21 finalists in this yearís British Inventors Project at the show.
Finlux 84 inch 4K TV
This massive 84 inch Ultra HD 4K TV is being launched at Gadget Show Live with makers Finlux claiming it offers phenomenal 4K resolution at an affordable price.