Ankurit Karmakar, a teenager from Assam’s Karimganj region, has created a sensor-enabled smart shoe for visually impaired people.
Ankurit Karmakar is a 9th-grade student at Rowland’s Memorial High School in the Karimganj neighbourhood.
Moreover, when the sensor identifies an obstruction in the path, the shoe’s buzzer sounds. It is loud enough to wake up the wearer.
“If there’s an obstacle in the way, the sensor in the shoe will detect it and the buzzer will give an alert. When the buzzer will ring, the visually impaired person will be able to hear it and he can become alert and act accordingly to avoid the obstacle,” Ankurit Karmakar says according to the sources.
Ankurit Karmakar desires to be a scientist
Anukrit Karmakar, who desires to be a scientist, hopes to develop additional devices that would aid people and make their lives easier in the future.
Karmakar further stated that a gentleman from the United Kingdom who developed the same type of shoe-inspired him to design the smart shoe.
“I made this smart shoe for blind people. My aim is to become a scientist. I’ll do more such work that’ll help people & make their life easier,” Anukrit Karmakar said.
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