Recently, Apple has patented the idea of headphones or headsets that can act as a “sports monitoring system.” Sensors would be embedded into the headset or earbuds. When the sensors come into contact with your skin, they would be able to monitor heart rate, temperature, and other physical stats. In addition to this, the headset would be able to respond to motion as well. For example, you tilt your head one way and the song your listening to pauses or the volume gets higher or lower.
Even though this is just an idea, it reveals a lot about our current society. The majority of the population aims to stay healthy and fit, so companies are starting to look more into the health and fitness market. Future products may encourage people to be more active during their day, which conflicts with the current popularity of devices such as iPads, tablets, and computers.