DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist


By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane



                                                                Source:  Apple

  • You might say the "Eyes Have it!!"  Apple just announced new AI-powered technology that enables users to control their iPhones and iPads with their eye movements.  Here are some key facts:
  • Called Apple Eye Tracking, it uses the front facing camera to calibrate the function wanted in seconds
  • Apple is rolling it into its IOS 18 update with no extra hardware required
  • Specifically designed for people with physical disabilities but works for anyone
  • Enables the user to access and control physical buttons, do swipes and other gestures by eye movements
  • Apple Eye Tracking will be available later this year
  • Apple is also offering a number of new technology features including for those with ALS, cerebral palsy and even enabling the deaf to "hear" Apple music.

                                                              Source:  Electron Aerospace

  • An aerospace startup is developing an electric plane to transform 4 to 8 hour drives into short hop plane trips.  Here's what we know:
  • The company is Dutch start-up Electron Aerospace
  • Luxurious electric passenger plane
  • Will be delivered in 2028
  • 5-seater
  • Range of 466 miles
  • Electric engine is quieter than a vacuum
  • Twin pusher propellers and forward canards
  • Cruising speed of 259 km/h
  • Needs just a short runway for takeoffs and landings
  • Promises zero emissions
  • Aerodynamically designed like an albatross
  • Purpose:  convert 4-to-8-hour ground trips into sub-regional flights
  • Plane will complete certification by the end of 2027
  • Company has a number of orders for the plane
  • They're also looking for more investors to bring the plane to market.

"Daily Innovation Brief"© By Edward Kane


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