Tobias Patterson-Jones, a 16-year-old student at Coleg Powys, Brecon, faced the TV cameras to show off his new invention on What
s The Big Idea? as part of The Discovery Channels Science Night.
The TV show features the best undiscovered new ideas, inventions and designs that have the potential to be turned into a commercial success, and helps them on their way by offering free specialist help and advice regarding registering patents, trademarks, design and copyright.
Tobias was chosen as one of the four inventors who get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a team of professional experts and product champions, all of whom have proven their ability to turn good ideas into household names.
The ‘mouse glove’ is a wearable mouse device housed in a glove that has the potential to revolutionise the way computers can be operated.
It was developed to help people affected by Repetitive Strain Injury - but it is thought the device could be marketed towards the video games industry.
Advice and assessment of the invention was provided by John Emanuel, broker of the debit card and currently retained by James Dyson, inventor of the Ballbarrow and the bagless vacuum cleaner. Mr Emanuel is an expert on licensing inventions, with multiple contacts in the computer industry.
Tobias, who wants to be a computer engineer, will now go through to the next stage of the series and is currently seeking sponsors who can contribute towards additional research and development.