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 Roopam Sharma - National Awardee And Citizen Prize 2016 

Date of Publish - Monday, 29th January 2018

Roopam Sharma born on May 24, 1995 in Faridabad, Haryana is an Indian Scientist and innovator creating Social impact through disruptive technological inventions and solves perennial problems. Roopam is best known for his work on Manovue, the technology which enables the visually impaired to read printed text and is meant to replace the Braille language. His research interests include Wearable Computing, Mobile Application Development, Human Centered Design, Computer Vision, AI and Cognitive Science. Roopam was recently awarded the Gifted Citizen Prize 2016 and has been listed as one of the top 8 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review for the year 2016 in India.


Roopam believes that people with passion can change the world for the better and is always inspiring others to bring a positive change and think differently.
Roopam began his research and innovation journey during his sophomore year of undergraduate school at Manav Rachna University with a belief that students who worked in research and development in college got better job opportunities but destiny had other plans for him. Roopam's contributions to the society prove that he innovates for the betterment of the society.


Roopam's project Manovue, which is the world's first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired It's an inexpensive technology that does 3 main things:

It enables the user to read printed text by simply pointing over the text.
It helps them to navigate freely outside well known environment through haptic feedback.
It comes with a completely voice controlled mobile phone application and enables the user to use his phone only through his voice.


Manovue brings employability, Independence and Empowerment to the visually impaired and is meant to replace the Braille language, the cane and will open up the smartphone market to the visually impaired.


Manovue was awarded as the winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 and Yahoo Accenture Innovation Jockeys season 4. He was listed on the MIT Tech Review 35 under 35 lists in 2016.


Awards and Achievements -

Roopam was recently awarded with National Youth Award and The Gifted Citizen Prize 2016.
Each year the Gifted Citizen Prize is given to the best social entrepreneurship project that has the ability to benefit 10 million people over the next six years. This international prize honors the passions of those that seek to develop real solutions to humanity’s most pressing issues.
He has also been listed as an innovator under 35 in 2016 by the Technology Review.
Each year Technology Review discovers and presents new generations of Innovators under 35, the young leaders developing hard technologies to solve the major global challenges of today in remarkably different ways and impacting the lives of millions of people around the globe.

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