Imagine a scenario where you can raise the volume of the HomePod by raising your hand after wearing the Apple Watch smartwatch; you can pull the smart curtains by swiping; or mute the sound by raising your head etc. That’s the application scenario Apple envisions in its latest patent.
According to the list published by the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), Apple has obtained a new patent titled “Multi-Device Gesture Control” (Multi-Device Gesture Control).
The patent shows that by embedding multiple sensors in the Apple Watch, it can monitor the user’s gestures and control other networked devices according to the gestures.
The patent abstract is as follows: “The electronic device can control a specific element by mapping a limited set of user gestures to multiple other devices, thereby controlling different functions of multiple devices through gestures” .