Apple gets a patent for health-monitoring ear buds

Apple gets a patent for health-monitoring ear buds
  • 18
    Feb

Apple gets a patent for health-monitoring ear buds

The computer firm Apple have been awarded a patent for a monitoring system that would be placed in ear buds or other devices to record health related information such as body temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels.

The patent shows a wearable technology designed to monitor user activity, such as during exercise or sporting activities.

The ear buds are in contact with the skin and ear cavities and can also sense body characteristics and collect biometric data.

The monitoring system would not necessarily be permanently attached to ear buds, though it could be.

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