The application, submitted two years ago, shows a wearable cuff equipped with sensors intended to measure blood pressure, according to the report.
The device could come in a similar package to the current Apple Watches on the market, as the patent application mentions a possible touchscreen face and Bluetooth connectivity, The Verge reports.
The tech in the patent is similar to other blood pressure monitoring devices, according to the report, but given Apple’s continued focus on health monitoring and its market-leading Apple Watch, there’s a good chance the tech will end up in a future version or as an accessory for a next-gen Watch.
The tech giant would face significantly more competition in marketing a connected blood pressure monitor, as a number of other companies have such devices on the market.
Last week, Apple announced it was upping its diagnostic game with its Apple Watch again, adding the ability to more accurately detect tremors for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.