Apple’s interest in the health sector is no secret. The company has been buying up various health companies and products, and let’s not forget the Apple Watch which as been slowing gaining new health capabilities with rumors that future Apple Watches could come with a non-invasive glucose monitoring feature.


So it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that in a recently discovered patent, Apple could also be interested in other forms of wearable tech such as smart clothing. The patent describes the creation of a fabric that could incorporate wiring into it where it might not be detectable, meaning that you could wear it and not be any wiser.

These wires could be used to connect to sensors that could then be used to monitor your health, like maybe how much sweat you produce during a workout, your body temperature, heart rate, and so on. Smart clothing isn’t exactly new as Google is also exploring something with their own Project Jacquard, but there is no word or guarantee that Apple will actually launch something.

That being said, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently expressed how he believes Apple will be looked back upon one day and be recognized for their contributions to health, according to a recent interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer. “I believe, if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, “What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?” it will be about health.”

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