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.”