Maclean's Magazine has named Alex Deans of Windsor one of Canada's Future Leaders 2014.

Deans is currently trying to get a patent for a device he's invented to help the visually impaired.

Last year, the 16-year-old Deans had the winning project in a national science fair in Lethbridge, Alta.

Next month, he'll represent Canada at the international science and engineering fair in Los Angeles.

"The device uses four sensors and it mounts on your belt, so it's pretty small, and it scans distances from left to right," Deans said. "It identifies open area or where there's no obstacles."

CBC Windsor's Aadel Haleem spoke with Deans, at right in the photo. You can watch the video above.