Ford researchers have worked with health experts to further develop its SYNC telematics system, and consumers can find either encouraging or terrible, probably to privacy. The application is for drivers with a chronic illness or medical condition that requires follow-up (such as diabetes or asthma). Ultimately, it could control blood glucose levels of lead or a report on conditions such as pollen or local smog alerts. You could even link to the tag personal health profiles provide health surveillance in real time and training.
Ford has a clear role in the development of these technologies. By Gary Strumolo, global director of Ford interior, information and entertainment, health and welfare of Research, Ford Research and Innovation, “Ford Focus for n health and welfare in the vehicle is not trying to play the role of a doctor or medical, we are a company car. Our goal is not to interpret the data provided by the experts, but to work with them to develop clever ways to power vehicles with Ford SYNC. In essence, the creation of a system secondary warning and evacuation services in real time alternative care for the patient if you wish. ”
Ford projects in the health and well-being linked to SYNC today include glucose monitoring (in collaboration with medical device maker Medtronic) for diabetics, allergy alerts via SDI Health & www.pollen. com, and health WellDoc tag solutions for people with asthma and diabetes. The projects are still under investigation, but some (such as allergy alerts) can be implemented quickly should it prove to be consumer demand. Longer term, Ford is looking at other technologies to improve health, such as finding ways to reduce stress while driving, and that’s something that could benefit everyone.