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Apple AirPods may soon be able to track your body temperature and posture.

According to sources, Apple is working on AirPods that will be able to detect the user's body temperature, as well as serve as a hearing aid for persons with hearing impairments.


Apple AirPods could eventually have health-related capabilities. According to sources, Apple is developing AirPods that will be able to detect the user's body temperature, act as a hearing aid for persons with hearing impairments, and assist them in correcting their postures. According to the sources, Apple is looking into ways to make the AirPods more useful than only for listening to music. The features are being evaluated now and could be available by the end of the year.


According to a Wall Street Journal article, Apple is exploring the possibility of adding health capabilities such as a body temperature sensor, hearing aid functionality, and more to the Apple Watch. Aside from that, Apple is intending to include technologies in iPhones that will aid in the diagnosis of depression and cognitive decline.


According to reports, Apple has partnered on an iPhone feature with the University of California, Los Angeles, and the pharmaceutical business Biogen to assist detect depression and cognitive deterioration. According to reports, Apple will use customers' biometric data to inform them of their mental health status.


According to a Wall Street Journal storey, Apple may use sensor data such as the amount of sleep a user gets in a day, movement, physical activities, and how the user types on their phone to assess whether the user is depressed or suffering from cognitive impairment. Apple would also use facial expression analysis and heart rates obtained from the iPhone's sophisticated face scanning hardware.


In reality, the feature is currently being tested, according to the article. The University of California, Los Angeles is using Apple Watch and iPhone data from 3,000 people who chose to be tracked in the project to study stress, anxiety, and depression. The trial also includes a collaboration with Biogen, a pharmaceutical business.


"Seabreeze" is the codename for Apple's partnership with UCLA, whereas "Pi" is the codename for Apple's collaboration with Biogen. Apple reportedly launched the project in 2020, recording data from 150 customers who volunteered for Apple's unique study.