Apple previewed a long list of upcoming new accessibility features, including Apple Watch’s AssistiveTouch, which will allow users to control Apple Watch without touching the display or operating buttons.
With the help of machine learning, the Apple Watch’s gyroscope, accelerometer, and heart rate sensor will be able to detect the subtle differences in muscle movement and tendon activity. This allows users to use a series of gestures, such as pinching a finger or making a fist, on the Apple Watch. Perform some operations on it. For example, you can answer a call by making a fist twice quickly.
AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch will make it easier for users with disabilities to answer incoming calls, control the moving pointer on the screen, and access the notification center and control center.
Apple said that AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch will be available through a software update. This feature may be part of watchOS 8 and is expected to be released with iOS 15, macOS 12 and tvOS 15 at WWDC 2021 next month.