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HomePod may detect vital signs with upgraded radar positioning system

A HomePod could potentially help save lives without getting into contact with other people, with Apple looking into 360-degree radar systems that can detect vital signs and medical conditions of individuals.

One of the chief benefits of positioning systems like radar is the ability to find where items, obstacles, or other people are in relation to the scanning system. However, systems like radar can typically only provide a limited set of data for use.This can result in knowing the general direction of an object as well as roughly how far away the object can be, which may not be enough for some applications. For example, it doesn’t provide fine-tuned positioning details, such as accurate distances, vertical position, or how it is angled.

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