A week after Ford announced it is working on in-car systems that would let motorists keep track of health issues, such as glucose levels for diabetics or pollen levels for asthmatics, from displays on the car's dashboard, today Ford has another announcement to make.
Ford Motor will announce that its research team in Aachen, Germany, has developed a car seat with six sensors that can monitor a driver's heart by its electrical impulses. Such a seat, if brought to market, could help heart patients monitor their health and provide an early warning of a heart attack.
The American Heart Association has reservations about this, stating that patients who need constant monitoring probably shouldn't be driving. What do you think?
Regardless, this new health and wellness initiative by Ford demonstrates the trend in personalized medicine across the consumer, industrial and medical sectors.