Aira Wins 2018 Edison Award

Brittany Carambio
Apr 12, 2018 · 2 min read
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Aira is proud to announce that we are the recipients of a 2018 Edison Award, celebrating acheivements in technological innovation. Named in honor of famed inventor Thomas A. Edison, the Edison Awards showcase best-of-breed technology in a wide variety of categories, including consumer goods, energy, health, and transportation. Past winners include SpaceX, Nike, FitBit, Intuit, and Nest.

Mission Statement:

To be a leader in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world. Our vision is continually guided by the legacy and vision of Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park team that successfully brought an unprecedented number of innovations to the market.

Aira was recognized in the Health and Wellness category for our work developing innovative services for people who are blind or low vision by fusing human assistance, artificial intelligence, and wearable technologies. Aira’s network of live, professional sighted agents deliver visual information on-demand to individuals who are blind or low vision via a pair of custom-designed smartglasses, or a cameraphone.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Suman Kanuganti, CEO and Co-Founder of Aira. “The Edison Awards have a long history of honoring companies whose work goes on to make a huge impact on people’s lives. We’re excited to be among this elite group.”

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Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. Learn more at


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