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AI helps blind and low vision people

AI helps blind and low vision people

With use of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, US company Aira makes lifes of blind people easier.

Aira is a service that makes the world instantly more accessible for visually impaired people. They are passionate about transforming daily life of people who are blind or low vision so they can fully Engage, Explore and Experience their world. Through an app on your smartphone, or through an optional pair of Horizon Smart Glasses, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button – enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence.

Aira’s assistive service blends wearables technology, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. Using wearable smart glasses or a smart phone that beams live stream footage, Aira connects people who are blind or have low vision to a highly trained, professional, remotely-located agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience. He is helping them to navigate the built environment, color match clothes, read a whiteboard, navigate a worksite, travel with confidence and so much more. It is a completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Their name is derived from that two sources: the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Remote Assistance (RA).