Glidance takes home the gold Assistive Technologies prize at the Edison Awards 2024 

April 24, 2024
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Glidance has been named the gold winner of the Assistive Technologies prize at the 2024 Edison Awards, which took place at the Awards Gala on April 18 in Fort Myers, Florida. Glidance were recognised for Glide, the first self-guided mobility aid that is designed to help individuals with sight loss navigate the world. 

The 2024 winners were evaluated through a thorough judging process based on four essential criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. A panel of leading business executives, past award winners, and esteemed professionals carefully assessed each product. 

For 37 years, the Edison Awards has honoured the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. Named after the iconic Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), the award heralds the forward-looking inventions and groundbreaking innovations that are shaping the future and improving the lives of millions.  

Amos Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of Glidance, said:    

“We are beyond thrilled with this recognition at the Edison Awards, AKA the ‘Oscars of Innovation’, and we thank the Glidance community who has made it possible. It is the result of endless hard work and determination to bring about the Glide product, which will help empower sight-impaired users to further their independence in what will enhance the lives of so many. Make sure you keep an eye out for our preorder program in the summer as we work to make Glide a reality.” 

Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards, commented:  

“The judges were thrilled to honor Glidance as a groundbreaking category-changer this year, showcasing the power of innovation to improve our lives for the better.” 

Glidance also exhibited at the event, giving delegates a chance to learn more about the product and connect with Amos. In addition, Comedian and TV Personality Chuck Nice was the MC for the awards ceremony and he showcased the product on stage in front of a live audience.  

This award win follows recent successes at the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards and the Consumer Technology Association Foundation Accessibility Awards.  

See the winners in full here:  

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