Aira delivers instant access to visual information for anyone, anytime and anywhere. Aira technology has been described as having vision in your pocket.
We are passionate about transforming daily life for people who are blind or low vision so they can fully Engage, Explore and Experience their world.
How it all started.
The seeds for starting Aira were planted in 2015 when Suman Kanuganti struck up a friendship with a blind communications professional Matt Brock. This led them to begin discussing how Google Glass technology could be used to help the blind and visually impaired become more mobile and independent. Using this concept, Kanuganti was inspired to create a service akin to "OnStar" for the blind.
What we do.
Our assistive service blends wearables technology, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. Aira empowers a network of trained, professional agents to remotely assist people who are blind or low vision with virtually any task, every day. All without a sighted assistant nearby. We transform daily life into a liberated and fully independent experience.
Why we do it.
We believe a loss of immediate access to visual information is the real challenge of blindness. As technologists and innovators, we are passionate about restoring that access to anyone, anytime wherever they need it. We enable our users to fully Engage, Explore and Experience the world.
What's in a name?
Our name is derived from two interesting sources: the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Remote Assistance (RA). We are innovators on a mission to make the unseen accessible to all.
From a chance encounter, to a bold vision, and then today's fastest growing assistive service for people who are blind or low vision. This is the story of Aira.
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