CNET, a leading high-tech product review publication, had high praise for Aira smart glasses at CES 2017 in their ability to efficiently connect blind and visually impaired users to Aira´s network of agents for assistance in a wide range of everyday activities.
Aira Rated ´Best New Technology´ at CES 2017 by PC Magazine
From among the impressive number of technologies on display at CES 2017, PC Magazine selected Aira as one of the 23 innovations that mattered the most, plus naming Aira as ¨Best New Technology.¨ In a related development, Engadget web magazine nominated Aira as a finalist for its ¨Best of CES 2017¨ Awards (Timeline, Jan. 6).
Aira Named Among Finalists for Engadget Magazine´s ´Best of CES 2017´ Awards
As a testament to its technological innovation, Aira was selected by Engadget as among the finalists for Engadget´s Best of CES 2017 Awards. Aira was nominated in the categories of ¨Best Accessibility Tech¨ and ¨Best Startup.¨ Aira was also chosen by PC Magazine as ¨Best New Technology¨at CES (See Timeline, Jan.7).
AT&T Providing Wireless Connectivity To Support Aira´s Groundbreaking Platform
In a key development, AT&T announced that it is providing wireless connectivity to support Aira´s technology platform and devices that assist the blind and visually impaired. The announcement, made at CES 2017, said Aira connectivity will also be further enhanced by AT&T´s new Dynamic Traffic Management capability, especially in times of network congestion.
Engadget Features Aira´s Capability to Help Blind and Visually Impaired People Navigate Their World
At CES 2017, technology web magazine Engadget was one of many media and other attendees who were intrigued by Aira´s use of smart phone and smart glass technology to help blind and visually impaired people navigate their world.
In Making Information Immediately Accessible, Aira is Turning to Chloe From TV Series ´24´ For Inspiration
This article chronicles how Aira, in its mission to make information immediately available to all, including blind people, is taking cues from Chloe O’Brian of the hit TV series ¨24¨. In the process, Aira is doing something that was impossible a few years ago: using human-assisted AI to power an intelligent platform for the blind.
EvoNexus Highlights Aira as One of Its 4 Startups to See at CES 2017 in Las Vegas on January 5-8
EvoNexus, Southern California´s leading non-profit technology incubator, proudly announced that Aira is one of its 4 current incubating companies that has been selected to exhibit at the prestigious CES 2017 gathering on Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas. Leading up to this achievement, Aira also received another CES honor by winning Eureka Park’s Accessibility Contest.
CNBC Features Aira as Technology That Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Explore Their World
Describing Aira and its agent services as ¨magical¨ in the ability to give her greater freedom to perform daily activities like never before, beta trial user Candice Jordan is featured in a key news story by CNBC on how Aira technology is helping the blind and visually impaired explore their world. View the video!
In Forbes Interview: NFB President Mark Riccobono Touts Aira as Among Key Emerging Technologies for the Blind
Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in a wide-ranging interview with Forbes on the emergence of promising new technologies for the blind and visually impaired, praises Aira as a leading platform that allows blind people ¨to get access to information where they need it and when they need it.¨
Why The National Federation of the Blind Is Partnering With Aira
In a poignant article, Mark Riccobono, President of the NFB –the nation’s largest organization of blind people — tells why his influential group has decided to partner with Aira to further empower blind people to live the life they want. Says Mark: ¨It is very rare to come across a technology such as Aira´s.¨