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Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

A patent filed by Apple with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details a future Head Mounted Display (HMD) system with interchangeable lenses, and biometric sensors that can identify the wearer. The patent lists a biometric sensor onboard the HMD, which could potentially be used for user authentication. The type of biometric sensor is not…

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that would essentially turn the Apple Watch’s digital crown into a Touch ID sensor. The crown would stick out from the main body of the watch, and use light-transmission technology to guide an image of the user’s finger to a sensor located within…

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

In an effort to help its customers keep track of their fitness activities when at the gym, Apple is partnering with the gyms themselves to launch the Apple Watch Connected program. Because fitness trackers tend to rely on GPS to detect distance travelled — like going for a jog or bike ride — using it…

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Future Touch ID Support

New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Future Touch ID Support

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that there may be a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner, advanced gesture support and perhaps even a camera. The first generation of the Apple Pencil was launched in 2015 with that year’s iPad Pro model, with a refresh…

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Smartwatch maker Withings has unveiled its latest offering at CES 2020 this week, the ScanWatch — a smartwatch capable of tracking the wearer’s biometrics and identifying signs of sleep apnea. Using an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) sensor that transmits light into the wearer’s blood vessels, the ScanWatch can take measurements throughout the course of…

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the ability to use Apple’s Express Transit feature of Apple Pay with London’s entire transit network. With the Express Transit feature, Apple Pay users can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch against one of TfL’s transit terminals to pay for their ride, without the need…

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in the world of mobile identity, but in Mobile ID World’s latest roundup of top stories, Apple took the biggest slice of reader attention, as it sometimes does. What’s a bit more surprising is that two of Apple’s three highly popular articles concern one of its less popular (in relative…

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

The medical genetics company Invitae has developed a new clinical research platform for the Apple Watch. Dubbed ‘Invitae Discover’, the platform will analyze the biometric information gathered through the Apple Watch in an effort to gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of various diseases. Invitae has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Scientific…

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

The HidrateSpark 3 water bottle unveiled three new color combinations that are now available exclusively through Apple.com and in Apple Stores across the U.S. Hidrate, the company behind the smart water bottle, uses its patented technology to help people track their water consumption by syncing the HidrateSpark 3 with the Apple Watch and the free…

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for flexible antenna components that could be integrated into the band of the Apple Watch. The stretchable, bendable antennas would still support the Watch’s wireless capabilities, but would theoretically free up more space in the body of the watch without compromising the integrity…

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

A new patent suggests that Apple could still be looking to add a smart ring to its rapidly expanding portfolio of wearable devices. The proposed ring would have wireless capabilities, and would come equipped with a processor, a power supply, and a microphone to deliver a collection of features comparable to the Apple Watch. Those…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

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