“As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s patent application for ‘Wristband device input using wrist movement’ details a method by which wrist articulations are detected and interpreted to control a wrist-worn device or a separate host device,” Campbell reports. “In some embodiments, the invention calls for a wristband that incorporates one or more sensors capable of detecting changes in the position of a user’s wrist. For example, force sensors might be deployed to perceive deformation of the wristband created by forces or pressure applied as a user moves their wrist or hand.”
Campbell reports, “In practice, the wristband measures specific levels of flexion and extension that denote a user is articulating their hand to make a ‘telephone’ gesture, or a hand signal with thumb and pinky finger extended. If so programmed, this particular gesture could trigger a command to answer a phone call or open a phone app on a host device.”
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