This week Ford Motor Company announced some upcoming projects that they are working on which will essentially give Ford vehicles the ability actively monitor and track the driver’s health. At this time the program is only in the initial development stages but the idea of real time health monitoring in a car is a very promising idea according to many medical experts.
To begin with Ford is planning to implement two basic features; a diabetes monitoring system as well as an asthma monitoring system. Using Ford’s already popular Sync system the health system Ford is designing will be able to continuously keep track of your health and in turn give you updates and suggestions; the reports could also be printed in order to give them to a doctor for further analysis.
At this time Ford hasn’t really released any details on how the health monitoring program will work; though they say it will most likely be using already available health monitors that are simply added to the vehicle.
Overall analysts think this could be a step in the right direction when it comes to active health monitoring though it depends entirely on how the systems are implemented. The hope is that Ford will create an efficient air quality monitoring system which will also report pollen and other allergens to the driver. At this time it is unknown when the health systems may be available in Ford vehicles though Ford is expected to keep the public updated as the program moves forward.