Apple's wild new patent could turn its AirPods into a health device

New Apple patents crop up all the time, but one recent filing has received particular attention for what it could mean for the future of wearable tech in health tracking. A patent filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office describes what looks and sounds like AirPods with biosensors that can track brain activity.

Electrodes in the housing of the earphones would measure biosignals and electrical activity from the brain. That could include electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography and electrooculography (see our guide to the best AirPods Pro 2 prices for Apple's latest inner ears).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.