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Apple Develops Human Sensor System that Could Evaluate Respiratory Issues

Tech giant Apple Corporation has recently filed a patent application for wearable devices that use novel sensors to track essential physical characteristics in humans.

According to a recent article posted on the “Patently Apple” website, the application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office seeks intellectual property protection for “wearable devices that include interferometric sensors, such as self-mixing interferometry (SMI) sensors.” The sensor system would “provide users with respiration information such as respiration rate, respiration quality, information about nasal congestion, information about snoring, airflow velocity and more.”

The patent application also includes “a new wearable device in the form of a health mask,” which could provide users with important health information.

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Read the “Patently Apple” article on Apple’s newly developed interferometric sensor system.

A copy of Apple’s patent application is available for download from the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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