Becker's Healthcare January 10, 2019
Jessica Kim Cohen

A new patent application suggests Apple could one day monitor a person’s health using fabric, such as creating a headband that contains health sensors, according to AppleInsider.

Four notes:

1. The patent, titled “Fabric with Embedded Electrical Components” was published Jan. 10. It describes a fabric-based system that could be used to create clothing that connects to electrical devices, such as sensors. The system relies on weaving together fabric made of conductive and insulating yarns.

2. One potential use for this system would be clothing that monitors the wearer’s health with sensors and delivers this data to a separate Apple device, such as...