Apple has filed a patent for a possible new full-body recognition system that may be incorporated into their devices. The patent, titled “Electronic Devices with Body Composition Analysis Circuitry,” explains how an iPhone or other external device might scan certain body regions to identify the user and offer health and body composition data.
The body scan can be accomplished by scanning the body from head to toe, capturing the full body in an image frame, or taking numerous picture frames of different body sections, such as the face, neck, waist, and legs, according to the patent. For example, the scan can also be performed from the front or side and collect pictures or video sequences to monitor respiration.
One of the primary advantages of this potential new system is the possibility of giving users individualised health data. The body scan might give data on body mass, weight, and other health-related parameters, which could then be utilised to deliver individualised diet and exercise recommendations. The patent also says that the information gathered might be utilised for analysis and study.
While the potential benefits of this new technology are intriguing, it is important to remember that this is only a patent and not a product. Apple files several patents, but not all result in products or features. It is also critical to address the privacy concerns of this technology. Users may be concerned about having their full body scanned and their health data saved on their smartphones or in the cloud.