What you need to know
- Apple and Cornell University's arxiv.org have conducted new research around respiratory rate.
- The research found that wearables and hearables could be used to detect it.
New research has found that devices like AirPods or Apple Watch could be potentially be used to monitor health measures like respiratory rate.
As reported by MyHealthyApple, Apple and Cornell University's arxiv.org have published new reseatch that has indicated AirPods or the Apple Watch could be used in the future to detect your respiratory rate using their on-board microphones.
Apple is already launching support for respiratory rate tracking in watchOS 8, but the feature is limited to tracking the health measure when you are sleeping. If this new study is able to work into the company's devices, the Apple Watch or AirPods could potentially be used to monitor your respiratory rate at all times during the day.
Apple is expected to launch watchOS 8 alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 this fall. The new watch is rumored to feature a new design and potentially the blood glucose monitoring feature that people have been wishing for years on. The company is also expected to debut its 3rd generation AirPods.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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