Apple recently filed a patent application for a heart sensor built in to an iPhone casing that would serve as a biometric security device.
That sounds straight out of science-fiction, but it’s just another day at the Apple patent factory. Apple is constantly filing new patents for awesome-sounding new technology. Some of that tech ends up as terrific, real-life gadgets; much of it never comes to anything.
There are too many patent applications flowing out of Cupertino to keep track of easily. Fortunately, there’s Patently Apple, a blog dedicated exclusively to monitoring Apple innovation. We pulled 15 of the coolest, craziest gadget concepts Apple has been playing with over the past few months.
This is related to the existing Nike+iPod system, which tracks you while you run and provides helpful metrics about your trip, your speed, the calories you burned, and more.
The patent suggests that Apple may be making the system even more advanced than it already is.