The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday approved a patent application filed by Apple that allows users to monitor the health of their family members and their pets.
The application covers the use of an app called ‘Becker’ and a mobile device called ‘Catch.’
The application, titled “Catch to monitor and collect health data of family members,” describes how a device would gather health information about family members, pets, and others and send that data to a central database.
The data would then be sent to a smartphone, tablet, or wearable device.
Apple has been working on this technology for a long time, and the company filed the patent application on April 10, 2017.
Apple filed the application for the patent on March 22, 2017, just weeks after Apple launched the iPhone 8.
Apple and Samsung, the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, have been competing fiercely for customers with the new iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 8 smartphone in June.
Apple also recently launched a smartwatch that allows you to check the temperature of your wrist.
The WatchOS 3 wearable smartwatch has also been on the market for some time, but the company has been struggling with its watchOS 3 interface.
The company announced WatchOS 4, a new version of the smartwatch app that will bring more features to its watch.
WatchOS 5 is expected in the fall, but there is no date yet for WatchOS 6.
Apple’s WatchOS 2 is already available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.