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The formation of Aira

Google Glass was first announced to the public in 2012 and even debuted a prototype at a Foundation Fighting Blindness meeting that same year which created a buzz in the blind and visually impaired community about its future implications and functionality. Well, we all know that google glass did not meet the expectations of the public or the company. It was taken off the market for redesign and most likely will be more for industry in the future. However, in 2014 a group of individuals found potential in using the google glasses video camera and formed a company called Aira, to help people who are blind or visually impaired access information.

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Bryan Wolynski
Co-Associate Editor, Retina & Low Vision for odsonfb.com. Bryan Wolynski is a 2000 graduate of NECO and completed a residency in Primary Care at NOVA. Bryan has been in the eye care field for over 25 years and currently maintains a practice in New York City where he provides primary eye care and low vision evaluations. Bryan consults on mobile eye care for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program and on Low Vision for the Miami Lighthouse and OrCam Technologies. He has presented cases at SECO, AAO and has spoken at AOA. He has provided CE lectures to Optometrists, Opticians and to the Association of School Nurses. Bryan has also spoken to the Florida State Senate and the Department of Health for children’s eye care advocacy and mobile eye care. He has also spoken on the topic of low vision at many low vision conferences throughout the country as well as internationally including the United Nations. Bryan is a Fellow of the AAO, a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, The Optometric Society, and the AOA.

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