A nine-year-old kid from Gurez valley in Indian occupied Kashmir has invented a ‘counting pen’ that keeps a word count while writing.
“It is a pen with a casing attached to its rear. Once someone starts writing, it keeps a track of the word count, which is displayed on a small LCD monitor attached to it”, said Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, reported NDTV.
According to Muzaffar who is a third-grade student, the idea for the pen came to him after he scored poorly on a recent exam.
“In my last exam, I got minimum marks as I wrote fewer words. It made me restless and from that very time, I started thinking of inventing something which can save my time and finally ‘counting pen’ struck my mind”, he said.
A prototype of the pen has been kept on display at the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, organised by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The pen will help students during their exams when they have to maintain a word count of essays and long-form questions.
According to Muzaffar, the pen will be available in the market in May as the NIF has already decided to make it commercially available.