Apple is set to revolutionize the world of health (once again). According to a new patent discovered by Patently Apple, the company is working on several devices that could be used to accurately measure a person’s shape and size.
These new sensors could be used in health applications to know the state of our body at the moment. Likewise, the information could also be used to keep you aware of your clothing size.
The patent suggests that ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors like those found in the iPhone and other devices could be used. Although the existence of a patent does not guarantee that the product will be launched, it already shows that Apple has been working on this concept. It could be just a matter of time before we see this technology in bitten apple devices.
But how would this patent work? As Patently Apple indicates, a person’s body volume requires a specific optical system to map their body. This hardware is very accurate, but it is also very complex and cumbersome. Apple’s new method to perform these measurements would involve using our iPhone, an Apple Watch or even AirPods.
iOS 16.4 is already available for our iPhones
Sensors aside, Apple is still focused on its own and now, they have just released iOS 16.4. Along with this version, other updates such as iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9 and macOS Ventura 13.3 have also been released.
The update includes, among other things, 31 new emoji, new options to create much more elaborate Siri shortcuts and push notifications in Safari. On the other hand, the Home app will have a new design architecture to optimize the operation of our home automation gadgets.
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