Apple Wins Patent for Advanced Presence Technology that could ID users without a Password or use of Biometrics
In March Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Advances Presence technology that ID's Individuals without passwords & understands both Voice & Gesture Commands." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple that patent.
Apple's patent FIG. 1 below is a block diagram illustrating an example of an electronic device performing radar measurements.
In Apple's patent FIG 9 above we see an example of a device that contains 8 fields of view that can be used to identify an individual in a room.
An individual (adult or child) can be identified at least in part on the radar measurements by determining a vital sign of the individual and/or a medical condition of the individual.
Apple began working on presence technology back in 2009. Apple has advanced their technology as Google's project Soli patents (01, 02, 03) came to light and the technology came to market with mixed reviews.
Review our original report for more details and patent figures or Apple's granted patent 10,866,317.