Aira.IO combines wearable tech with a remote agent service to guide the visually impaired. Users are connected with agents who interpret the data stream from smart glasses and assist with navigation. The device uses a routing algorithm based on user and agent preferences.
The company completed a multi-phase beta trial with 100 blind and low-vision participants in simulated and real-life settings. Users wore Google Glass and were assisted by agents via Aira’s dashboard platform during several activities: navigating city streets and intersections; being in a hotel; locating and identifying canned goods in a kitchen; selecting clothing in a simulated department store; shopping at a supermarket; ordering at a coffee shop; and traveling by foot and public transportation.
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