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This 19-Year-Old Is Working On Smog Filters For Developing Countries

By Brian Spaen

Angad Daryani, a 19-year-old entrepreneur from India, has already been involved in a number of incredible startups and projects. He was responsible for bringing a cheaper 3D printer to India, and now he’s looking to get rid of the smog that’s hovering over many urban areas. The goal is to scale it up for developing countries until they switch to electric transportation.

At 13 years of age, Daryani created an open-source 3D printer called “SharkBot” and launched a manufacturing company. He wanted to create low-cost 3D printers for people in India. In Mumbai, he also launched a Maker’s Asylum that held workshops for people to work on skills such as using 3D printers, laser cutters, and power tools.

Daryani has also been responsible for the development of a haptic feedback e-reader for blind people, a pupil tracker with an Android tablet, and an electroencephalography-based wheelchair for people with neurological disorders. Back in 2016, he decided to pursue his next step, which was the development of an industrial filtering system for areas with heavy air pollution.