Things are getting pretty interesting at Ford Motor Company. Ford’s European Research and Innovation Center is working on a car seat that can detect heart attacks by monitoring heart activity. More info via The Daily Mail:The Daily Mail:
The Ford heart rate monitoring seat performs much like a traditional ECG, except the sensors are placed on the surface of the car seat instead of being directly attached to the driver.
These special sensors are capable of reading the heart’s electrical impulses through clothing and are able to use the driver’s natural contact with the seat to maintain a reading in most cases.
Ford expects the seats should be available by 2020.