Although Apple devices are already capable of monitoring our heart rates and counting how many steps we’ve made, it doesn’t end here when it comes to them being a useful tool for improving our health, believe it or not.
In the near future, your iPhone may very well be able to help you stay healthier in even more ways that we could have never before imagined, such as making sure that we don’t inhale any poison.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently published an Apple patent application for a small sensor that would provide a variety of Apple products such as Macbooks, Apple Watches, and of course the classic iPhone with the capability of sensing when there is poisonous gas in sight.
The device is set to be able to sense gases including carbon monoxide, methane and sulfur dioxide. Carbon monoxide is known to be the most dangerous, as it has no smell and no taste. It can be hard to notice, and in fact 20,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room annually due to this gas.
However, for the most part, there is no pressing need for such sensors, at least not yet. It appears as though Apple has the future of humanity in mind, and that they are preparing for the worst to come in the future.