Sunday, 29 May 2011

Seat that monitor heart rate

The manufacturer Ford currently manufacturing car seats that can continuously monitor the cardiac activity of the driver. The seats are equipped with six sensors placed at the file level. Usually, we use ECG devices attached to the skin to diagnose a person. ECG sensors of Ford are sensitive enough to detect the electrical impulses to the heart through clothing.



The driver will be alerted if the system detects the symptoms of a heart attack or other cardiovascular problems. Ford also plans to equip the system with a function that prompts the driver to park and a message that alerts the emergency services automatically. It is likely that this system is married with Ford SYNC.

This technology, currently in testing phase, is still only 90% reliable. According to Dr. Achim Lindner: "It will thus benefit not only the driver but also all other road users".

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