Medindia

X

Steering Sensors to Warn About Heart Attack or Fainting

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 6, 2011 at 12:10 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Steering sensors which can check the drivers vitals like heart rate and oxygen saturation level of blood while driving have been developed by German scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in collaboration with the BMW group. The sensors can also detect a fainting spell or heart attack. The information gathered will be transmitted to a micro-controller and the results will be shown on the vehicle information system display.
 Steering Sensors to Warn About Heart Attack or Fainting
Steering Sensors to Warn About Heart Attack or Fainting
Advertisement

In serious situations the system turns on the hazard warning lights, reduces the speed or is even capable of inducing automated emergency brakes.

Advertisement
This device is not yet available for the consumer market. 

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All