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CTA Foundation Announces Winners of CES Accessibility Contest

Arlington, VA – October 19, 2017 – 

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation today announced the winners of the annual Eureka Park Accessibility Contest at CES® 2018: Blind Touch, Lili Smart, SignAll, SofiHub and Unaliwear . The CTA Foundation, a national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, is providing each winner with a booth in Eureka Park - the home of startups during CES - and a $2,500 cash prize. CES 2018, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    "We had an incredible collection of entries this year and are excited to feature these five great innovators during CES," said Steve Ewell, executive director of the CTA Foundation. "These companies represent a wide range of technologies showing the impact consumer technology has in helping older adults and people with disabilities live healthier, more independent lives with the support of innovative tech."

    The CTA Foundation partnered with Extreme Tech Challenge to collect entries from more than 200 startups from around the world. The winners were selected from emerging, Eureka Park-eligible, startups based on the potential of their innovative technology to positively impact older adults and people with disabilities:

  •  Blind Touch develops phones for individuals with visual impairments of all ages to help them connect, communicate and socialize - leveraging the power of smartphones for the vision loss community;
  • Lili Smart The Lili Smart platform uses an app interface, in home sensors and a wearable to monitor people receiving care, allowing for the 24/7 organization and exchange of information needed to care for a loved one from a distance;
  • SignAll is an automated software that translates sign language to text, with over 70 million sign language users worldwide - seeking to break down barriers and foster more inclusion;
  • SofiHub uses the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence to create an at-home assistant for seniors, keeping them safe by setting important reminders, creating reports for caregivers and sending out alerts in cases of emergency;
  • Unaliwear is a voice activated smartwatch designed to keep seniors safe and healthy without requiring a smartphone, by giving reminders, detecting falls, summoning emergency assistance and much more.

   The CTA Foundation is proud to support companies working to help seniors and those with disabilities. These finalist attest to the power of technology in helping people of all ages and abilities live more independently. To learn more about the CTA Foundation visit CTAFoundation.tech.

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