Apple patent points to smart clothing plans

Apple appears to be exploring the prospect of building smart garments based on a patent that has recently emerged.

According to the patent filing, Apple is considering creating a stretchable band that can take health measurements including ECG readings and blood pressure measurements. It seems the tech could be integrated into fabrics.

There are a range of potential applications in the patent, and details of how the band could be strengthened if needed, to stay rigid, and communicate with other devices wirelessly. With Google's Project Jacquard back from the dead, could we be looking at the start of a new golden age for smart clothing?