New patent hints at ‘Wrist ID’ for Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a light sensor on the back of its watch that can authenticate users. In other words, you can unlock the device automatically whenever you install it. I, for one, welcome my wrist ID overlord.

The idea behind the Wrist ID unlock technology is deliciously simple: a component behind a wearable fire light in the user’s wrist. It is then used to generate a field image of the region. This vein filled portion of each person’s arm must be unique like a fingerprint, which means that the scan will be able to ensure you Which put on Apple Watch.

If you want more information about how it works, You can read the full patent here.

Apple Watch Wrist ID Scan