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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May 2017

Aira raises a $12,000,000 series B round from Arboretum Ventures, National Federation of the Blind, JAZZ Venture Partners, Lux Capital Management, Felicis Ventures and ARCH Venture Partners.

2015

Aira was founded by Yuja Chang, Suman Kanuganti and Larry Bock.

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Larry Bock

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Yuja Chang

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