- The shoe has a buzzer that goes off whenever the sensor detects an obstacle in the way. It is strong enough for the wearer to be alerted.
- Photos of the shoe were shared online by news agency ANI.
- The studnet aspires to become scientific.
Ankurit Karmakar, a teenager from
The shoe has a buzzer that goes off whenever the sensor detects an obstacle in the way. It is strong enough for the wearer to be alerted.
“If there is an obstacle in the way, the sensor in the shoe will detect it and the buzzer will give an alert. When the buzzer rings, the visually impaired person can hear it and they can become alert and act accordingly to avoid the obstacle. ‘obstacle,” said Anukrit Karmakar, quoted by ANI.
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The teenager, who aspires to become a scientist, wants to create more devices in the future that will help people and make their lives easier.
“I made this smart shoe for the blind. My goal is to become a scientist. I will do other such work that will help people and make their lives easier,” he said.
Speaking of young inventors, Indian-American Gitanjali Rao became TIME magazine’s first-ever “Kid of the Year” for 2020.
The 17-year-old from Colorado is a scientist and inventor. That same year, she also created Kindly, an app and Chrome extension that uses machine learning technology to detect early signs of cyberbullying.