A teenaged boy from Karimganj district in Assam has designed a sensor-enabled shoe for the people who are visually impaired. 

The shoe, designed by Ankurit Karmakar, will help visually impaired people from keeping themselves at a safe distance from obstacles while walking. 

Ankurit Karmakar is a ninth standard student from Rowland’s Memorial High School in Karimganj district of Assam. 

“I made this smart shoe for blind people. If there is an obstacle in the way of a blind person, then the sensor of the shoe will detect the obstacle and the buzzer will give an alert,” Karmakar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI

He added: “When the buzzer rings, the visually impaired person will be able to hear it and he can become alert and act accordingly to avoid the obstacle.” 

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Karmakar said that he was inspired to design the shoe from a person in Great Britain, who also designed a similar kind of shoe for the visually impaired. 

He also said that he aims to become a scientist in the future. 

“My aim is to become a scientist. I will do such work which will help the people,” Ankurit Karmakar said. 

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