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Apple and You: New Patent to Track Almost Everything

Apple and You: New Patent to Track Almost Everything

Apple recently filed a patent for a “personal items network” which relies on movement-monitoring devices (MMDs) and event monitoring devices (EMDs).  This device will allow you to track all personal items–from the keys you’re always misplacing to yourself.  According to the patent, the “invention specifically relates to sensing and reporting events associated with movement, environmental factors such as temperature, health functions, fitness effects, and changing conditions.”  MMDs and EMDs may be attached to a package you want to track or yourself to monitor your heart rate.

Amory Minot

Amory Minot is a second-year student at Fordham Law School and a staff member of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. She graduated from Trinity College in 2009 with a degree in Public Policy and Law. As a failed musician and a retired athlete, writing about it is her way to stay in the loop.