Apple received a patent for brain wave sensors for Vision Pro

Apple received a patent for brain wave sensors for Vision Pro

Apple is working on brainwave sensor technology to bring features to the Vision Pro headset to improve mental health, assist with exercise and increase mindfulness.

The technology described in the company’s patent will allow Apple Vision Pro or any other headset to work as a brain-computer interface. It will help control the work of the heart, lungs and areas of the brain. In particular, the sensors will determine whether the brain’s learning centers are active or whether the brain waves are showing a panic response. The neurointerface will not be able to read the user’s mind directly, but it will collect data related to health.

Apple also describes a system for monitoring different areas of the brain, such as those responsible for learning, anxiety, visual stimulation, etc. Given the success of modern PTSD treatments that include auditory stimulation, it is likely that the technology will help rehabilitators.

Apple also gives an example of systems that use a light-blocking headset design for full immersion in content. Another possible use of the technology is to help patients and students with concentration problems. In addition, the technology will allow regular users to conduct more controlled training and meditation.

The patent describes sensors that are embedded in the device’s head to monitor different areas of the brain. They also measure body temperature, pulse, breathing rate and blood pressure. Apple also mentions advanced sensors, including magnetic infrared imaging (FMRI).

The idea behind the technology belongs to Javier Mendez, who previously patented batteries for wireless charging, GPS receivers and other sensors that can be integrated into the Apple Watch strap.

Earlier, Apple published its vision of health care and how it can be changed by virtual reality technologies. The company showed programs for Vision Pro, which can already be used to train medical professionals.

It was also reported that British surgeons performed spine surgery using Apple Vision Pro instead of HoloLens 2. They noted that the headset “broke the game” in operations.

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