Sumit Dagar

2012 Young Laureate, Applied Technology
India, Born 1983

Project Goal

Develop a Braille smartphone to improve life for India's blind people

Location: India

Sumit Dagar has a desire to exploit the opportunities offered by technology to improve the lives of impoverished people and enable them to participate more fully in society.

Dagar holds a post-graduate diploma in information and interface design (2010) from the National Institute of Design, and a bachelor of technology (2008) from the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. He received the Pride of National Institute of Design award in 2009 and, in 2010, presented his work at Space-X, an exchange forum on information design for blind people, and at the India Human Computer Interaction Conference. He was selected as a TED Fellow to present his Braille smartphone at the TED2011 Conference in the United States. In 2013 he was named one of MIT Technology Review India’s Top 35 innovators.

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