In addition to the Health application on the devices of AppleThe company of technology would consider expanding personal care services for its customers with a new feature for AirPods. One of the company’s plans would be to implement its hearing aids with technology that can diagnose hearing problems. hearing health Development.
Some of the current features that are implemented in the latest models of AirPods They aim to lessen the effects of hearing loss. For example, the “Live Listen” and “Conversation Boost” functions can kind of replace hearing aids in medical aids to increase the volume of people’s voices.
However, these are not designed or approved by the competent authorities to be used officially to improve the health of users. This may change in the near future because, according to the tech journalist, Marc Gurman, Apple I plan to run it in the next two years.
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On the other hand, Apple analyst, Ming Chi Kuo indicated that one of the features in which the company is already working is a “tracking biometric of health” which could be introduced in the next models of AirPods. The new devices would have the ability to detect the health status of people’s hearing systems using data collected from the temperaturepulse, sweat levels, among other factors.
The sensor that Apple seeks to implement in the AirPods has already been patented by the company between the years 2014 there 2016, nearly a decade ago. In these documents, it was indicated that the objective of the sensor would be mainly oriented towards the monitoring of the sports activity and that it would be implemented in both the company’s hearing aids and headsets. This would not harm the space that would be dedicated to the functions that the two devices already have, since it would include voice access to Siri.
On the other hand, the year 2021 Apple’s Vice President of Technology Kevin Lynchindicated in an interview that the company would be interested in using the AirPods to offer information related to people’s health. “Perhaps there is room to explore the potential for future health capabilities in the sensors. It’s possible we could use them in combination,” the representative assured, although he wasn’t very specific on one. device especially.
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One of the functions that is active with the AirPods of Apple it’s him Custom spatial audioalthough it is not a special file dedicated to health, but to the improvement of sound experience proceeds from the use of these devices. This requires scanning people’s heads so that the volume of sound waves is specifically adjusted to the shape of the user’s skull.
In this way, according to Applethe sound is distributed throughout the head, using the bones inside as a soundboard to widen the sound more appropriately. By getting an idea of the shape of both the ears and the skull, the sound system can be adapted to better receive the sounds of songs, videos oh Games.
Setting up the special sound not only requires using the AirPods during scanning, but the process must be performed with the camera of the iPhonewhich will present indications to establish the shape of the head from all angles (two sides and one from the front).
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Once these steps have been completed, the personalization of the audio spatial will be complete and will need to be activated to fully access its features.
The service of Custom spatial audio is supported in apps that offer compatible content, such as Apple Music, Spotify, FaceTime, netflixamong other similar audio and video platforms.
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