(CNN)Angad Daryani. Remember the name. The 19-year-old from Mumbai has already gained a reputation. He left school in the ninth grade and then self-educated while working with MIT Media Lab until the age of 17. Daryani has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a string of inventions that fall squarely into the “Why hasn’t someone thought of that before?” category. There was the “eye-pad,” designed to instantly convert written English and French into Braille. The Sharkbot, a $350 3-D printer. A low-cost ECG heart monitor and a vehicle controlled by hand gestures. 20 world-changing inventions from under 20s Now, Daryani is pushing forward with an industrial-scale air filter to rid skies of pollutants and carcinogens that plague modern cities. “Growing up, I had asthma,” he explained. “I used to have a lot of breathing problems growing up in India.” Read More The World Health Organization estimates that India has 15 million to 20 million asthmatics, the condition affecting roughly 10% to 15% of 5- to 11-year-olds. Air quality has been a longstanding issue. India is the world’s third largest emitter of carbon dioxide, according to Global Carbon Atlas, and an economic boom is putting more cars on… Read full this story
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