Drivers Get Dristracted By Their Own Hearts

Drivers could be monitoring their heart while behind the wheel with a new idea being unveiled by Ford today. 

The automaker will announce that its research team in Aschen, Germany has come up with a car seat with six sensors.  They’d monitor a driver’s heart using electrical impulses.  If the seat makes the market, it could provide patients with an early warning of a heart attack.  Ford’s European research center says it’s a good time saver because people won’t have to hook anything up.  However, some details still need to be addressed, such as refining the system to handle different-size motorists and different clothing.  The idea is not completely embraced by the American Heart Association.  Incoming president Gordon Tomaselli says, quote, “Anybody who requires minute-by-minute monitoring probably shouldn’t be driving.”

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