September 23, 2023

Apple Invents a next-gen­er­a­tion Air­Pods Sen­sor Sys­tem that could mea­sure Biosig­nals and Elec­tri­cal Activ­i­ty of a User’s brain (Patent­ly Apple):

Immediately the US Patent & Commerce­mark Workplace pub­lished a patent appli­ca­tion from Apple that pertains to a next-gen­er­a­tion of Air­Pods Sen­sor Sys­tem the place­within the hous­ing and suggestions of Air­Pods might embody a num­ber of energetic and ref­er­ence elec­trodes con­fig­ured to mea­positive biosig­nals and elec­tri­cal activ­i­ty of a person’s mind. The biosig­nals mea­sured by Air­Pods might embody, however are usually not lim­it­ed to, an elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG), elec­tromyo­g­ra­phy (EMG), elec­troocu­log­ra­phy (EOG) and extra.

In Apple’s patent again­floor they notice that mind activ­i­ty may be mon­i­tored utilizing elec­trodes positioned on the scalp of a person. The elec­trodes could in some cas­es be positioned inside or across the out­er ear of the person. Mea­sur­ing of the mind activ­i­ty utilizing elec­trodes positioned in or across the out­er ear could also be pre­ferred resulting from ben­e­suits similar to lowered machine mobil­i­ty and decreased vis­i­bil­i­ty of the elec­trodes when com­pared to oth­er units that require elec­trodes to be positioned on vis­i­ble areas across the scalp of the person.

How­ev­er, for accu­price mea­positive­ments of mind activ­i­ty utilizing an ear-elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG) machine, the ear-EEG machine could should be cus­tomized for a person’s ear (e.g., pos­si­bly cus­tomized for the person’s con­cha, ear canal, tar­gus, and so forth.) … As a result of an ear’s measurement and form differ from one person to anoth­er, and since a sin­gle person’s ear measurement and form, and measurement and form of struc­tures similar to a person’s ear canal, could change over time, even a cus­tomized ear-EEG machine could fail to gen­er­ate accu­price mea­positive­ments at instances (or over time). In addi­tion, a cus­tomized ear-EEG machine could also be costly.

The Patent:

  • Biosig­nal Sens­ing Device Using Dynam­ic Selec­tion of Elec­trodes (Jus­tia patents)
    Pub­li­ca­tion num­ber: 20230225659
  • Summary: A put on­ready elec­tron­ic machine features a hous­ing, and an elec­trode automobile­ri­er hooked up to the hous­ing and hav­ing a non­pla­nar sur­face. The damage­ready elec­tron­ic machine features a set of elec­trodes, includ­ing elec­trodes posi­tioned at dif­fer­ent loca­tions on the non­pla­nar sur­face. The damage­ready elec­tron­ic machine features a sen­sor cir­cuit and a swap­ing cir­cuit. The swap­ing cir­cuit is oper­a­ble to elec­tri­cal­ly con­nect a num­ber of dif­fer­ent sub­units of a number of elec­trodes within the set of elec­trodes to the sen­sor circuit.
  • Filed: Jan­u­ary 9, 2023
  • Pub­li­ca­tion date: July 20, 2023
  • Inven­tors: Erdrin Aze­mi, Ali Moin, Anu­ran­ji­ni Pra­ga­da, Jean Hsiang-Chun Lu, Vic­to­ria M. Pow­ell, Juri Minx­ha, Steven P. Hotelling

The Patent in Context: