Sensible Innovations’ Aware audible way-finding app for visually impaired people has been named a Consumer Electronics Show 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Cities product category.
Aware works with iBeacons, to provide indoors and outdoors turn-by-turn navigational directions, and location descriptions, designed with a focus on visually impaired people, and plays in real time where and when it matters.
“Aware is making a significant impact on the lives of visually impaired people in areas it is already in use. We have placed iBeacons at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield, the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center in New York, which in September we won a METRO Magazine award for our partnership with Nassau-Inter-County Express at BusCon, and at The Chicago Lighthouse,”said Rasha Said, Sensible Innovations CEO and founder.
Aware scored highly across all judging criteria by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the trade media, and the audible way-finding app joins a small percentage of other products awarded each year. Entries are evaluated on engineering, design, intended function and user value, as well as how the product compares to others in the marketplace.
While the Innovation Honorees were announced today in New York City at CES Unveiled New York, Aware will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Following CES Aware will be displayed at events around the world.