Five youngest innovators in India you should know aboutLast updated on Jun 08, 2019, 06:14 pm
India is the land of innovations and there are many innovators in the country who are the brains behind some of the world's most brilliant innovations.
However, there are also many young innovators in India, including school-going children, who have developed innovative solutions for a number of problems at a very tender age.
Here are five of the youngest innovators you should know about.
10-year-old innovator Saarang Sumesh has created over 10 robots
Saarang Sumesh, a child prodigy hailing from Kerala's Kochi, is the youngest innovator in the country.
He built his first robot when he was just 4 years old. Today, he is barely 10 years old and has created over a dozen robots so far.
Some of these include walking stick for visually-challenged, robotic hand, humanoid robot that fires bullets, smart seat belt among others.
Kavya Vignesh and team built a robot to save bees
Kavya Vignesh of Delhi, along with her team, invented the "Bee Saver Bot" in 2017. She was 12 when she built the robot to save bees.
When beehives are destroyed or burned, a lot of bees get killed; but this robot helps in relocating a beehive without harming the bees. The robot, nicknamed "Lightnight McQueen", was built on the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit.
Akash Manoj developed 'skin patch' to detect silent heart attacks
Ashok Manoj from Tamil Nadu developed an innovative method to detect "silent heart attacks" in people.
In 2017, when he was in Class 10, he invented a skin patch that detects silent heart attacks when attached to one's ear or wrist.
The patch would release a "positive" electrical impulse that attracts the negatively-charged protein released by the heart for signaling a heart attack.
Gursimran Singh built a device to help the visually-impaired 'read'
In 2016, Gursimran Singh of Gurugram built an assistive device called "EyeScribe" to help the visually-challenged people read books.
It is a wearable technology that helps the user by capturing pictures with the help of a camera and converting the same into audio using a text-to-speech engine. He was just a 16-year-old student of Class 12 when he invented "EyeScribe".
Anang Tadar invented 'Goggles for Blind' in Class 11
Anang Tadar is a young innovator from Arunachal Pradesh who invented Goggles for Blind (G4B), a smart gadget for the visually-challenged.
He invented these in 2017 when he was just a Class-11 student of New Galaxy Academy in Nirjuli.
The goggles detect obstacles on the user's path with the help of ultrasound and infrared sensors. Recently, he also received the National Grassroots Innovator Award.