In December 2nd, foreign media Appleinsider reported that Apple disclosed an embedded sensor that can detect gases and liquids. If you use iPhone and Watch Apple such intelligent electronic devices, you can remind the user around the environment such as the presence of risk elements such as fog and haze.
According to the patent technology, speaker of electronic devices can be installed and used with loudspeaker speaker drive in the loudspeaker enclosure, then such as gas sensor, sensor particle sensor or other environmental sensors can be installed in a loudspeaker enclosure. The control circuit of the electronic device can move the loudspeaker vibration film in order to suck the fresh air into the loudspeaker enclosure or the blocking liquid while using the sensor to measure the sensor. The control circuit can use a display, other visual output devices, an audio output device and a vibration output component to present an alarm to the user based on the environmental data from the environmental sensor.
It is worth mentioning that, will bear the other features of the sensor installed into the speaker, Apple has made an attempt. Apple launched this fall Watch Series Apple 2 waterproof 50 meters, that is, in the swimming pool and beach can be worn when swimming. And this is also for the re design of the speaker, when the sensor to monitor the flow to the speaker, you can use the sound wave vibration will be expelled from the water.
The industry believes that the future of smart sensors are expected to monitor environmental issues, through graphics, sound or vibration to remind users. It is worth mentioning that the sensor set can contain arbitrary nature of components, such as sensor, temperature sensor, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide sensor sensor, oxygen sensor, ozone sensor and other gas sensor, humidity sensitive component, chemical and biological sensors and other substances.
If Apple's new patent can monitor the haze, Watch Apple or become the biggest beneficiary, a lot of wearable devices, have launched on the heart rate, sleep and other monitoring functions, focused on meeting the needs of the user's health. But in the current market can wear a set of different, there is no added environmental sensor. If this function can be achieved, it is bound to win a large number of loyal users. Apple can get more wearable devices market?
October 13th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced another apple's new patent: the identification of human heart rate sensor device.
The heart rate and recognition system jointly issued another patent, it is by accelerometers and gyroscopes to identify the user action, such as the Apple Watch can trigger the authentication function from the waist up to the head.
According to Appleinsider reports, this function with Touch ID fingerprint recognition function similar devices through detection of the built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS, so as to determine the user action. That is to say, only need some simple body movements, such as the Watch Apple from the waist to the head, the recognition system will automatically activate.
This means that, with the heart rate recognition system, users no longer need to use the ID Apple can be completed with a watch Pay Touch payment, so to reduce the dependence of Watch iPhone on Apple. The future of the technology may evolve to unlock exclusive function of Apple Watch.
Of course, this technology was first established on the basis of heart rate monitoring is very accurate, apple wants to achieve the recognition rate, we must first improve human health monitoring sensor crossed the accuracy and applicability of this threshold.
Instructions from the touch screen free hand gestures
Earlier, in April 4th, another U.S. Patent Office released the patent shows Watch Apple or support gesture control, and then by the iPhone will be further translated into text or speech. It all depends on a large number of sensors to detect movement and achieve, different gestures have different operating functions.
Patent applications show that the device can detect user gestures, and then through the input command to decode the gesture, and then perform the operation. By the movement of the user's body, combined with the command input, the device can receive commands and output it in the form of voice or touch input.
2016 smart wearable device market share of Apple's market greatly increased, which is mainly due to the strong performance of apple watches. The latest survey data show that Apple watches to 46% of the market share has become the boss of the market segment. Watch Apple's good performance, perhaps to prove that smart watches despite being questioned, but it is in the development of the sound of the development forward. In addition, the use of these wearable smart devices to create ecological, can further promote the sales of other hardware products Apple (mainly iPhone).