Patent application reveals Apple secretly developing wearable computing platform

“As rumors swirl over the potential for a so-called iWatch from Apple in the not-too-distant future, the company is secretly developing an entire wearable/attachable computing platform and ecosystem comprised of wireless sensing systems for monitoring not only sports activity, athletic training, medicine, fitness, and wellness in humans, but also for tracking packages and industrial production,” AppleInsider reports.

“Industry watchers could think of the technology as a series of Nike FuelBands for nearly all aspects of motion,” AppleInsider reports. “On Tuesday [Apple] was awarded the rights to a continuation of the now divisional patent application under the title “Personal items network, and associated methods.” It makes references to dozens of earlier filings, including several from the company itself dating back to 2001.”

Much more, including Appel’s patent application diagrams and illustrations, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We love our Nike+ FuelBands (which, of course, also double as our “wristwatches”), so we’re extra-primed and ready for Apple’s solution(s). Bring it/them on, Apple!

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