A Starting Michigan-based laser technology is pursuing Apple's technology included in the Apple Watch heart rate sensor.
The firm, Omni MedSci, alleges that the heart rate detecti systems in the flagship laptop of Apple violates its patents. These patents, four in total, focus optical technology that can be worn and used to measure certain physiological attributes. Specifically, the patents detail the system as a way to mitor the blood of a wearer via LED sensors.
Apple's portable heart rate sensors use similar optical technology to mitor a user's heart rate.
Dr. Mohammed N. Islam as their inventor and Omni as their assignee. Two of these patents were awarded to the company in 2017, while the other two were awarded this year.
According to the lawsuit, Islam met with Apple employees to discuss four patent applicatis (which still had to be granted) June 2014, a few mths before the official launch of the first …