Future AirPods could check your posture and temperature, report says

Bringing health features to AirPods could be another push into the health care field.

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Apple might bring health features to its AirPods.


Apple could be looking into ways to bring health features to its AirPods, according to a report Wednesday from The Wall Street Journal.

Citing people familiar with the plans, the Journal said Apple could be studying ways to enhance hearing, take body temperature and monitor posture.  

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Bringing these types of capabilities to AirPods would be the latest way Apple is making a push into health care. The Journal reported last month that Apple might bring a thermometer and blood pressure tool to a future Apple Watch and is also looking at how to use the iPhone to detect depression and cognitive decline

Apple is set to hold another product event on Oct. 18.