By Yuan Ren For Mailonline
Published: 15:40 GMT, 18 March 2019 | Updated: 18:16 GMT, 18 March 2019
Apple's next gadget could save your life, if a patent applied for by the firm is anything to go by.
The next watch or iPhone from the company may come equipped with a sensor that can warn you of high levels of pollution, toxic gas and alcohol in your breath.
Apple has been granted a new batch of patents for its products, including one for a material that senses bad smelling odours.
It could be used in a watch strap and incorporated into future iPhone and laptops.
The material will have multiple sensors detect everything from dangerous carbon monoxide levels, to pollution, to 'vaporous gas' which could detect how much alcohol is in someone's breath.
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One of the patents granted to Apple is a material that senses gases. The diagram shows the sensors placed next to the mic jack as one of the options for embedding in an iPhone. It could be used in Apple watch as a watch strap, according to the blog Patently Apple
Apple was granted a submission for an 'electronic devices with environmental sensors', accordin to the approvals list from the US Patent & Trademark Office,
It is the fifth of such patents under the same heading applied for by Apple since 2015, according to the blog Patently Apple.
The document describing the patent submission described it as: 'a gas sensor attached to the printed circuit that is configured to measure a concentration of a gas, wherein the gas comprises a gas selected from the group consisting of: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, alcohol vapour, propane, ozone, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, benzene, methane, hydrogen, and oxygen'.
The blog also listed devices that it could be used in as: 'Cellular telephones, media players, other handheld portable devices, somewhat smaller portable devices such as wrist-watch devices, pendant devices, or other wearable or miniature devices, gaming equipment, tablet computers, notebook computers, desktop computers, televisions, computer