The shuttle used will be the EZ10 made by French company EasyMile. The shuttle has been named ELA, seats 12 passengers, and has a built-in mobility ramp. It is fully electric and has no steering wheel. It uses 3D mapping and localization data from four sensors and additional video cameras as it steers itself.
Apple in 2014 introduced a Live Listen feature that’s designed to allow the iPhone to pair with hearing aids and then serve as a remote microphone that beams the audio the iPhone picks up to the hearing aids.
Coming into WWDC, Apple hinted that iOS 12 would focus less on major new features and more on improving performance and eliminating bugs and that is exactly what we got with a few extras.
At WWDC, Apple unveiled Watch OS5. Apple’s popular smartwatch will be getting a new software update later this year in the form of watchOS 5. It will add new features for health and fitness tracking, as well as software that aligns with the screen time limitations that are coming with iOS 12 on the iPhone and iPad.
MacOS Mojave, Apple’s upcoming desktop OS, available this fall as a free software update for Macs, will only run on systems from mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards.
The Personal Vision Tracker is a fast and affordable way to conduct an eye “exam” at home. Depending on where you go, an eye exam can cost as much as $100. With the PVT, you can test and track your vision for a fraction of the cost and do it at your convenience.
Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new noninvasive laser eye surgery which could permanently correct vision — without any of the side effects of regular laser surgery.
Peapod, the Chicago-based ecommerce grocer’s mobile app and website now comply with regulations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), adopted into law in 1990 to ensure equal opportunities for all people with disabilities, in an effort to better serve customers with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed on May 11 that the retailer has fulfilled its commitment to making its consumer interfaces accessible to all consumers.
For assistance with the process, Peapod enlisted My Blind Spot, a company that helps organizations integrate inclusive digital design into their culture, processes and technical infrastructures.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial iris implant in the United States called the CustomFlex Artificial Iris. The implant will benefit patients with missing or damaged irises due to aniridia, traumatic injury, albinism, and melanoma.
12 students with visual impairments from all across Arizona, will complete an adapted version of the University of Arizona’s Sky School, a K-12 science education program held at the university’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter for a weeklong education program designed to engage them in science, technology, engineering and math.