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Apple patents health monitoring earbuds

Apple patents health monitoring earbuds | Product Management | Scoop.it

As the sensor based health monitoring market continues to expand, the USPTO on has granted Apple a patent for a biometric headphone system.By positioning the headset in or near the ear, an embedded activity sensor can measure temperature, perspiration and heart rate data, among other metrics.  In addition to skin-based readings, an accelerometer may also be incorporated into the earbud chassis to facilitate the collection of accurate movement data.


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We are about to enter a new era of health care and semi-conductor merging at regular consumer scale. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:27 AM
With a patent for earbuds, Apple could be moving into health devices.
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Hooked — How Companies Create Habit Forming Products

Hooked — How Companies Create Habit Forming Products | Product Management | Scoop.it
How do companies create habit forming products? It's simple: They manufacture them.
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Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: To innovate, ask 'Why not?' - Fortune Tech

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: To innovate, ask 'Why not?' - Fortune Tech | Product Management | Scoop.it
The tech executive speaks with Fortune about what motivates her and the ongoing struggle to shape popular perception of the company.
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