A SIMPLE device has been developed to help people suffering from acute asthma attacks at night find their inhalers.
The glow-in-the- dark asthma inhaler cap uses man-made photo-fluorescent crystals that need just eight minutes of exposure to daylight to stay illuminated for 18 hours.
Inventor Grant Taylor, 38, from Telford, Shropshire, came up with the idea by accident after a delivery of crystals was spilled on the carpet.
Some crystals remained even after cleaning the floor and glowed when the lights were turned off.
Mr Taylor, development and marketing director of Innovative Business Solutions 2000, based in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, said: "This is an innovation that can save lives."