Ara

Real optimization in assistive technology for the blind and the visually impaired.

Special Price: From 2,100 to 1,700 USD

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Ara

Real optimizaton in assistive technology for the blind and the visually impaired.

Special Price: From 2,100 to 1,700 USD

Order Ara

Meet Ara

Real optimization in assistive technology for
the blind and the visually impaired.

Special Price: From 2,100 to 1,700 USD

Order Ara

How Ara translates the
world for you:
A Technical Overview

Step 1
Data Capture:
Sensing the World

Ara's ultrasonic and lidar sensors continuously scan your surroundings. Each sensor, meticulously engineered, offers distinct advantages. Together, they provide a comprehensive view of the world around you, identifying obstacles based on their height level: top, mid, and low.

Ara user going towards low, mid and high level obstacles

Step 2
Data Analysis:
Making Sense of It All

Once the data is captured, Ara's powerful AI processes it in real-time. It determines the type, location, and height level of obstacles, ensuring you're always aware of potential challenges in your path. Importantly, Ara filters out any object that's out of your body's range, so you only receive alerts about obstacles that are relevant to your movement.

Ara user that stopped walking towards a mid level obstacle, around the user are other categories of obstacles

Step 3
Communication:
Translating Insights

Ara doesn't just stop at understanding the environment; it communicates its findings to you. Instead of overwhelming you with raw data, Ara translates its insights into an intuitive haptic language, making it easy for you to grasp and react.

Harnessing the best of both worlds

Light's precision and
sound's expansiveness

By merging the precision of light-based sensors with the expansive field of view from ultrasound, Ara offers unparalleled navigation insights without the use of cameras. This commitment to privacy ensures you can confidently use Ara in any setting, from security-sensitive areas like airports to the comfort of your home. Dive into a world where technology meets discretion, empowering you to move with unmatched assurance

User enjoying dinner with friends and family.

The sensor suite provides comprehensive coverage:

1 An upward-pointing ultrasonic sensor dedicated to top-level overhead detection.

2. Side-mounted ultrasonic sensors on each side and a forward-facing combination of lidar and ultrasonic sensors for mid-level obstacle detection.

3. Dual lidar sensors angled downwards complemented by an ultrasonic sensor for low-level obstacle detection.

This strategic sensor placement ensures mobility, reliability, and stability, offering consistent and reliable feedback across all obstacle heights.

4. The device's rear is cushioned with haptic foam, embedded with six tactile actuators that rest gently against the user's chest.

To further enhance the sensory experience, each of the adjustable straps is equipped with its own haptic actuator, culminating in a total of ten, for a fully immersive feedback system.

The sensor suite provides comprehensive coverage

Side-mounted ultrasonic sensors on each side and a forward-facing combination of lidar and ultrasonic sensors for mid-level obstacle detection.

An upward-pointing ultrasonic sensor dedicated to top-level overhead detection.

Dual lidar sensors angled downwards complemented by an ultrasonic sensor for low-level obstacle detection.

To further enhance the sensory experience, each of the adjustable straps is equipped with its own haptic actuator, culminating in a total of ten, for a fully immersive feedback system.

This strategic sensor placement ensures mobility, reliability, and stability, offering consistent and reliable feedback across all obstacle heights.

The device's rear is cushioned with haptic foam, embedded with six tactile actuators that rest gently against the user's chest.

The sensor suite provides comprehensive coverage

An upward-pointing ultrasonic sensor dedicated to top-level overhead detection.

Side-mounted ultrasonic sensors on each side and a forward-facing combination of lidar and ultrasonic sensors for mid-level obstacle detection.

Dual lidar sensors angled downwards complemented by an ultrasonic sensor for low-level obstacle detection.

User updating Ara device after arriving home.

Scalability:
Future-Ready
Evolution

User updating Ara device after arriving home.

Every step you take with Ara is a step forward for both of you.

Each interaction helps Ara refine its algorithms, ensuring it becomes even more attuned to your needs over time. Beyond its current capabilities, Ara's scalable hardware and Wi-Fi updates mean we're always poised to integrate new features and advancements. As the world of technology progresses, Ara not only keeps pace but anticipates the future, ensuring you always have a state-of-the-art, ever-evolving companion by your side.

Special Price: From 2,100 to 1,700 USD

Empowering Your Every Step:
Dive into Ara's Features

Real-Time Obstacle
Detection

user facing a low level obstacle

At the core of Ara's functionality is its sophisticated obstacle detection system.

Using its array of sensors, Ara scans the environment in real-time, identifying potential obstacles in the user's path. The device then categorizes these obstacles based on their level (top, mid, low) and type. Once identified, Ara provides accurate and timely alerts through haptic vibration patterns, ensuring you can navigate your surroundings with confidence and safety.

user facing a low level obstacle
A user in front of a mid rolled blind and feeling haptic feedback of high level obstacles

Intuitive Haptic
Feedback

A user in front of a mid rolled blind and feeling haptic feedback of high level obstacles

Ara's haptic feedback system is crafted to be instinctual, allowing users to move fluidly and naturally.

The feedback patterns vary based on the location of detected obstacles, whether they're at the top, mid, or low level. This intuitive "haptic language" eliminates the need for users to learn new cues or signals. It's designed to be universally understood, breaking down language barriers. And as with all aspects of Ara, this haptic language is continually refined, ensuring improved communication over time.

White Cane Mode

user crossing the street while using the white cane and Ara with white cane mode activated.

White Cane Mode

Ara is designed with adaptability in mind, recognizing the value of traditional mobility aids and the deep bond between guide dogs and their owners.

Enhance your trusted navigation methods with Ara's 'White Cane Mode.' It complements your cane or guide dog by muting low-level alerts while keeping you informed of higher obstacles. Ara is all about integrating with your lifestyle, providing a personalized navigation experience that respects and enhances your existing practices.

user crossing the street while using the white cane and Ara with white cane mode activated.
users enjoying a domino and having fun

Smart On/Off

users enjoying a domino and having fun

Ara's "Smart On/Off" feature is a testament to its user-centric design and advanced engineering.

Experience smart efficiency with Ara's adaptive power mode. It conserves energy when you're still and activates instantly with movement, keeping pace with your life. For continuous readiness, simply disable this feature. Ara is tailored to fit your preferences, ensuring it's always on when you need it.

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Ara's Precision in Every Step

With Ara, you're equipped to detect a diverse range of obstacles at different levels, such as:

Top-Level obstacle detection

User facing a pot hanging from the ceiling at the height of his head

Low-hanging branches
Open cabinet doors
Dangling cables
Ceiling lamps
Street signs
Shop signs
Archways or beams

When Ara detects any of the obstacles mentioned above, you'll be alerted with a three-pulse vibration pattern on the top strap's actuators.

Mid-Level Obstacle Detection

User walking towards a wall 2 meters apart of him.

Parking bars
Parking chains
Walls or barriers
Poles or posts
People standing or walking
Fences or railings

When Ara detects any of the obstacles mentioned above, you'll be alerted with a three-pulse vibration pattern on the haptic foam actuators.

Low-Level Obstacle Detection (Raised)

User walking up the stairs at home with confidence.

Benches
Chairs
Stools
Small furniture
Stairs going up
Planters
Low walls or barriers

When Ara detects any of the obstacles mentioned above, you'll be alerted with a three-pulse vibration pattern on the top strap's actuators.

Low-Level Obstacle Detection (Sunken)

User walking downstairs in a public space.

Stairs going down
Holes
Precipices
Drains or grates

When Ara detects any of the obstacles mentioned above, you'll be alerted with a three-pulse vibration pattern on the top strap's actuators.

Learn the basics in 10 minutes, master Ara in under a week.

Feel Ara

Familiarize yourself with Ara’s features and feedback.

Navigate with Guidance

Walk around known indoor spaces with guidance.

Explore Independently

Maximize Ara’s capabilities by testing its performance on different environments.
We guide you through every step. Explore our Ara Onboarding program and embark on your journey with confidence.
Ara Onboarding
User walking around home while using Ara

Discover where Ara can enhance your navigation:

from the comfort of familiar settings to structured spaces and the unpredictable outdoors.

User walking out on the city, about to cross the street.

Familiar Settings

In structured settings like malls, campuses, and airports, while pathways and rules guide movement, unexpected obstacles can arise. Ara seamlessly helps you navigate these challenges, ensuring confident movement, whether shopping, studying, or traveling.

Structured Spaces

Streets and open areas are filled with unpredictable obstacles, from parked cars to overhead branches. Ara's sensors continuously monitor these challenges, offering real-time alerts. Additionally, Ara seamlessly integrates with traditional aids like white canes or guide dogs, enhancing your overall navigation experience.

Dynamic Outdoors

In known spaces like your home, unexpected obstacles can still appear, such as a moved couch or an open cabinet. Ara acts as an extension of your senses, helping you navigate confidently and ensuring safety in familiar environments.

Your Pace, Your Choice

User enjoying his time while learning how obstacle detection works on Ara's onboarding.

Every individual's journey with Ara is unique.

Progress at a pace that feels right for you. Whether you choose to explore all levels or find comfort in specific phases, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Special Price: From 2,100 to 1,700 USD

User enjoying his time while learning how obstacle detection works on Ara's onboarding.

Tech Specs.

Dimensions and weight

dimensions: 3.5 inches tall, 4.3 inches wide and 2.7 inches deepweight 354 grams, 0.8 pounds

Battery and Power

Battery: Yes/Internal
Charging Time: 4 hours
Battery Duration: Up to one day of walking time (up to 2 hrs)
Battery Type: Lithium Based

Connectivity

Wi-fi Connection: Yes

Ports

Charging Port: USB Type-C
Audio: 3.5mm Headphone jack

Sensors

Light Time of Flight sensor (3)
Ultrasonic sensor(5)
Accelerometer (1)
Gyroscope (1)

Haptic Actuators

Main Device: 6 Actuators
Straps: 4 Actuators

Materials

Device  Case Materials: ABS plastic
Strap Materials: Polyester

Certifications

FCC logoCE logo

Warranty

2 years

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