With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day and 26M Americans afflicted with diabetes, Ford...


With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day and 26M Americans afflicted with diabetes, Ford (F) sees medical monitoring as the next key to a burst of car sales. Ford has developed a car seat to check the driver’s blood sugar and heart rate, and new features could track breathing patterns for asthmatics or pollen counts for allergy sufferers.
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  • vboring
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    Because if there is one thing old people love, it is invasive technology that tells them that they're sick.
    26 May 2011, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • J 457
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    Do we still allow people over 65 to drive?

     

    I thought (for safety reasons) they all now have to take the bus?
    26 May 2011, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Vickers
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    Sounds like a real pain in the arse [when the seat checks your blood sugar]
    26 May 2011, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • BLUK
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    GREAT IDEA, leaving the uninformed earlier comments of presumably healthy writers aside (or if they are not healthy, intellectually challenged). I would immediately buy Ford's product IF they can produce a car which can give me a reliable warning when my blood sugar level is too low. For the last 36 years of living with Diabetes, that has been one of my key concerns; causing a critical accident when suddenly my blood sugar level drops, as it has from time to time,( fortunately without any adverse consequences).
    Way to go Ford, think ahead of the average uninformed car driver, they eventually will get it.
    26 May 2011, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    cn will impliment it faster than ford will
    26 May 2011, 09:36 PM Reply Like
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