Drivers with illnesses to get help from Ford 0

Ford is researching new technology on how to maintain the health and wellness of their drivers. The aim is to offer help to drivers with medical disorders, illnesses or allergies. The driver will be able to connect to the services whilst driving; using the information to speed up their recovery or generally help them cope with their particular type of illness or condition.

This will come as welcoming news to America, with many residents recently beginning to adopting a health initiative. Americans are now taking a more serious and active role in ensuring their health and well being is up to a good standard, it has been claimed by many sources.

Earlier in the summer, Ford demonstrated various pieces of technology which aim to help drivers with medical disorders. The technology includes wellness connectivity services and applications where the driver is able to connect to them whilst driving and receive help.

This will benefit people who suffer from diabetes, asthma, medical disorders, chronic disorders and more. When they are driving, Ford SYNC technology discovers pollen and allergy reports which are all location based depending on the location of the car. There will also be cloud-based health management services to help medical sufferers on the go. Further smart and useful elements will include a glucose monitoring device, diabetes management device and web based allergy alerts.

Ford will be working with medical technology experts such as Medtronic and SDI health to develop their initial medical technology portfolio.

WellDoc will be combining with Ford in order to allow drivers to access cloud based health solutions in the vehicle through the use of Ford Sync. This will contain personalised solutions for suffers of asthma and diabetes. The President of WellDoc said that the idea is to provide medical help to those who need it whilst not affecting or disturbing their driving experience. He added “WellDoc was founded on the concept of helping patients manage their disease with everyday, personal tools that are easy to use and can be easily accessed. Through our partnership with Ford, we’ve created a unique in-vehicle environment that supports patients so they can continuously maintain their daily routines without interruption.”

This will be a first for the automotive industry and it will be seen around the world as an innovate, useful and clever piece of the technology. But just how much will all of this cost?