Ford develops car seat with heart monitor

May 24, 2011 3:16:56 PM PDT
Ford owners might someday be able to monitor their heart while behind the wheel.

The automaker has developed a car seat with six sensors that detect electrical impulses generated by the heart without touching the driver's skin.

Ford says data from the sensors can be read by the car's computer software or linked remotely to medical services and provide real-time medical information. This could help doctors monitor heat patients while they drive.

The seat is still undergoing testing.

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