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Apple to add light sensors in next AirPods to monitor health data

Apple has tasked supplier ASE Technology to manufacture ambient light sensors which could be used to monitor step count, head movement and interpret heart rate

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In the past, Apple has filed patents for earphone health monitoring that would use light tomeasure heart rates

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Apple is reportedly planning to add Ambient Light Sensors in future versions of AirPods to monitor data such as blood oxygen level and heart rate.

Apple has tasked supplier ASE Technology to manufacture ambient light sensors which could be used to monitor step count, head movement and interpret heart rate, news agency IANS reported.

ASE Technology would be applying the same silicon packaging process to next-generation Apple earphones that it had for previous devices that can monitor heart rates, step counts and health conditions and even to conduct intelligent translation and detect head motions.

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 12:50 PM IST

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