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Ford’s German engineers have developed a new car seat with embedded medical sensors to help alert drivers to health problems. The automaker hasn’t decided whether or not to bring the seat to market, but “With the aging population and this interest in health and wellness, there could be an interest in this type of technology,” said Pim van der Jagt of Ford’s research center in Aachen, Germany. Drivers with weak hearts, for instance, could be alerted to the early stages of a heart attack. (RC/USA Today) ...If their hearts are that bad, maybe they shouldn’t drive.
Original Publication Date: 19 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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