Apple’s Mixed Reality headsets allow wearers to see invisible things like fires, gas leaks: report

Apple’s new patent application suggests that mixed reality (MR) headset users can show users invisible things, according to a report. It highlights that users may be able to see gas leaks and Wi-Fi signals. The MR headset will reportedly use additional signals to enable this feature. It could also allow musicians to tune their instruments by showing the sound waves. It can also track heat patterns, which can help detect potential fires. By creating an augmented reality (AR) overlay, the headset could reportedly also allow wearers to see inside closets.

According to a report from Patently Apple, a new patent application from tech giant Cupertino reveals that the company’s MR headset allows users to see things that are invisible to the naked eye. Rumors have it that the headset could help wearers detect gas leaks and Wi-Fi signals before adjusting router placement.

The report suggests that Apple’s MR headset will also track heat patterns to detect possible fires around the wearers to ensure safety. It is said to use an infrared sensor to show wearers heat, which could help them detect fires through walls. The headset reportedly creates an overlay over the AR display of the user’s location to show the invisible stuff.

According to the report, it will also visualize the sound waves to help musicians tune their instruments. It is said to create an overlay over the sine wave for the correct note. The Apple headset is rumored to allow wearers to see behind closed cabinet doors by creating an AR overlay. It will reportedly match the saved video from the moment the user opens a cabinet with their current view and position.

It was recently reported that Apple could launch its MR headset in 2023. The company is said to be working on three new headsets codenamed N301, N602, and N421. The company’s first MR headset will reportedly be called Apple Reality Pro, which is expected to compete with Facebook’s upcoming AR-VR headset.


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