At the moment the Apple Watch is the only device from Apple that can read your health, such as your heart rate. There are rumors that Apple could also be bringing similar features to future iterations of the AirPods, but now it seems that Apple is interested in bringing health tracking features to future Mac computers as well.
This is according to a recently discovered patent where it shows that Apple is exploring the idea of building health monitoring features into its Mac computers. The patent is for a “portable electronic device having a biosensor” where it suggests that Apple could build health monitoring tools into its computers.
We’re not sure how exactly this could work. Maybe Apple could embed sensors into the keyboard (which would make replacing them even more expensive) or the trackpad. Or maybe Apple could build it into the Touch ID portion of its MacBook computers where users can scan their fingers every now and then to take some kind of reading.
It is actually a rather interesting concept where based on the readings taken by the monitor, it could encourage users to get up and walk. Such a feature is already built into the Apple Watch so we don’t see why it couldn’t find its way to other devices as well. That being said, it is only a patent with no indication that it could be made a reality, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.