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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.

CNET

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.  

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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.