According to the list published by the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), Apple has recently obtained a watch patent related to the Apple Watch. The patent describes an Apple Watch that can detect and respond to tiny finger movements as well as user gestures.
The patent is titled “Electrodes Suitable for Gesture Recognition” and the number is US 20230105223 A1. It is learned from the patent description that it is mainly to embed electrodes in the Apple Watch strap, which can monitor the user’s gesture operation.
The patent abstract reads: “Embedded electrode sensors in the flexible strap of a wrist-worn device can be used to monitor user gestures. Multiple rows of electrodes can be configured to detect electromyography (EMG) signals generated by muscle and tendon activity.” Table The strap could include a detachable electrical connection (such as a pogo pin) that connects to the watch’s processor for analysis.”