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May 25, 2011

Ford Car Seat Keeps Its Sensors on Your Heart

Chevy had the whole "Heartbeat of America" thing cornered in the 80s, but now its Ford's turn to get in on the action. The car maker's European research team unveiled a prototype car seat capable of monitoring a driver's heart courtesy of six embedded electrodes, which can take measurements without coming in direct contact with skin.

 The technology, the latest in a recent string of health-related in-vehicle concepts from the company, can detect whether the driver is having a heart attack and transmit that information to the vehicle's safety system. According to the researchers, the system is already highly accurate in its prototype state, making correct readings for 98 percent of drive time with 95 percent of the drivers tested.
 
 

13 comments:

logo mess said...

nice feature, but i dont know this will work greatly, thinking off when i come back its very cold outside and i wear a very very thick jacket on - would be interested what the system then says

TMH said...

I think i'll leave this to my doctor lol. Pretty amazing stuff though

kxxthanxx said...

weird

Zombie said...

weird thing to put in a car...

Max Power said...

lol, do people who drive Fords usually have heart attacks?

Athanasian Echo said...

Would've been nice to see for Macho Man Savage :/

duffboi said...

Anything positive coming from technology, I like.

Dejch said...

mine doesnt have that and i can't say that i want it

lovebloggin said...

thats crazy!

MRanthrope said...

awwwwwwwwww man, why didn't Macho Man have this?!?!? Damn.

supertwiks said...

yeah mang rthats very important to know this stuff while your driving. think you got a heart attack while driving, consequences= RIP

Lesha said...

that's actually pretty smart. It might have many interesting applications.

Ningen said...

but will this stop terrorists from using emp fields to take down heart pacemakers?