In the latest in my occasional series of posts on what patent publications can reveal about future technology, we have an Apple patent publication from last week that reveals potential future developments in AirPods.
The patent application suggests that future AirPods might include functionality that interprets silent facial gestures to control your device.
I wonder if that means an involuntary grimace will trigger skipping a song in iTunes?
Skin deformations or vibrations at the location may be caused by the user's speech or the user's silent gestures and recognized using the self-mixing interferometry signal. The self-mixing interferometry signals may be used for bioauthentication and/or audio conditioning of received sound or voice inputs to a microphone.