Ford WellDoc

By Brian Dolan 07:42 am July 26, 2011
It appears that more than one carmaker believes the automobile to be the next "platform" for health services: Toyota is developing an ECG embedded within a car's steering wheel, reports MedGadget. The feature is part of many in-development safety technologies the company showed during a demonstration in Japan last week. Contact sensors within the steering wheel, featuring a single-lead ECG signal...
By Brian Dolan 04:47 am July 14, 2011
In an industry as new as mobile health there are plenty of opportunities to announce a “first”. “The first medical app to do ‘x’” could be a tagline for a great number of the thousands of apps in appstores today. The second quarter of 2011, however, did bring a number of important milestones related to mobile health. Many of them are likely true “firsts,” but what will be more interesting is not...
By Brian Dolan 04:25 am May 19, 2011
First mobile phones, then tablets, then... cars? Paul Mascarenas, the Chief Technology Officer at Ford Research and Innovation, told me and a group of automotive journalists at Ford headquarters in Michigan yesterday that he believes the car will be the next platform for mobile health services. "It's a platform just like your smartphone... just like your tablet," Mascarenas said at the media...