Apple has filed for another patent (number 20200272240) for “motion and gesture input from a wearable device” that suggest future Apple Watches could respond to motions and gestures.
It would involve a user’s motion and gesture input through the movement of one or more of the user’s hand, arm, wrist, and fingers to provide commands to the smartwatch or even to other devices. The Apple Watch would be packed with myoelectric sensors configured to detect one or more electrical signals from a body part of a user indicative of one or more movements.
The Apple Watch could also include a wireless communication transmitter configured to communicate with a peripheral device such as a Mac, iPhone, or iPad and a processor. The processor could be configured to receive the plurality of signals from the plurality of myoelectric sensors, use the signals together to determine a gesture, and communicate one or more of the gestures to the peripheral device.