Pleural, a smart airway clearance device that performs personalised chest physiotherapy and provides real-time feedback for mucus-related chronic respiratory conditions, is this year’s UK National James Dyson Award winner.

It tackles the problem of the lack of at home treatment and monitoring of those with chronic respiratory conditions struggling to access the appropriate care.

Wiltshire-based Dyson said that Pleural had developed a solution that could both provide effective treatment and regular condition monitoring at home.