Innovative things at the Boat Show

I went to the Southampton Boat Show on Friday, to lust after gorgeous boats that I can’t afford, but one of the most interesting bits of the day was wandering around the small stands in the gadgets areas. Here are a few of the brilliant ideas I saw:

Eurotherapy sat me down and treated my aching foot with their vibrating thing. It seemed to make the plantar fasciitis a bit better but as Ken told me, it needs regular use to be effective. Not cheap, but worth it if it solves an unpleasant problem. May well suit some of the people who have used an iWALKFree in the past or are still doing so.

Next up was the Steersman which works a little like a windvane steering system but using tension in one of the lines (“sheet”) connected to the foresail. The reason I mentioned this is that it shows the same kind of ingenuity of design brought to market very professionally by an inventor in the same way as the iWALKFree does. I wish them the best of luck with it. Very cheerful music on the video on their main page!

Finally, another brilliant brainwave, the Boatbox. It’s a car roof box that doubles as a dinghy. Why on Earth has nobody thought of it before?


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