Future AirPods could get posture monitoring & body temperature sensing

After more than seven years of already-published research saying the same, a new report is now claiming that Apple has started working on expanding Apple Watch-like health monitoring to its AirPods lineup.

Apple’s ambitions for AirPods and in-ear sensors have been clear for years. The company has a large number of patents on using earbuds as health monitors dating back more than seven years, interviews with executives suggesting that the feature was coming to devices other than the Apple Watch, all coupled with rumors swirling for years about sensors and other health monitoring coming to AirPods soon.Further emphasizing that angle, Apple itself already has Live Listen, the newly-launched Conversation Boost, and other technologies allowing AirPods to operate as ersatz hearing aids for wearers — even if Apple can’t market them as such.

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