An Indian-origin scientist Ramesh Raskar has bagged the prestigious Lemelson–MIT Prize worth $500,000 for his groundbreaking work to improve lives globally.

With more than 75 patents to his name, Mr. Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including

1.  Femto-photography, an ultra-fast imaging system that can see around corners; 
2. low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world; and 
3. a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover.

About Lemelson–MIT Prize 
The annual Lemelson–MIT Prize honours outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).