New Apple AirPod patent reveals biometric health-tracking capabilities

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“One patent that stands out in this group is granted patent 9,699,546 which marks Apple’s third patent win regarding future AirPods with biometric sensors built-in this year alone,” Purcher reports. “Apple was also granted a few key design patents covering the iPhone 6 and Beats headphones.”

Purcher reports, “And as always, we wrap up this week’s granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s patent application lists “heart rate sensor, a GSR (galvanic skin response) sensor, an electrocardiogram (EKG) sensor, an impedance cardiography (ICG) sensor and a temperature sensor” as a group of biometric sensors for earbuds.


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