Aira (company)

Aira (company)

Aira is a computer vision connected devices virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) company developing tools for the visually impaired. Aira.IO is a wearable device to help the visually impaired gain more mobility and independence.

Aira.IO is designed to help blind and low-vision users gain greater mobility, independence, efficiency and self-assurance. Aira serves as a visual interpreter by providing personalized assistance from a network of trained certified agents, as well as family, friends, and volunteers. Live data streams from video cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms such as Google Glass are accessed by Aira agents using a real-time, interactive, cloud-based dashboard that processes

Blind and low-vision people can use Aira's service for free through the Aira Access Network, comprised of high profile businesses, retailers, airports, supermarket chains, campuses, and sports venues.

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Investment
Aira funding round, May 2017
Series B round
12,000,000
May 2017
JAZZ Venture Partners
Aira, Inc. funding round, June 2020
500,000
June 2020
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Larry Bock

Founder

Suman Kanuganti

Founder

Yuja Chang

Founder

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Julian Chokkattu
August 25, 2020
Wired
Nomad's Base Station Pro can charge multiple devices at once without needing to place them just so on the mat.
Darrell Etherington
August 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Accessory maker Nomad has a long history of delivering great accessories for iOS and Android devices, using great quality materials and craftsmanship. Now, the company is partnering with wireless charging technology startup Aira to debut the later's premiere product: FreePower, a position-free wireless charging technology. Nomad's new Base Station Pro ($229) is the first product [...]

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