Toyota ECG steering wheel

By MHN Staff 01:08 am October 25, 2012
Plessey's Clive Beech, Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Falling asleep at the wheel on long trips or when tired is a common concern for drivers. To address this problem, a British company called Plessey Semiconductors has developed sensors that can be embedded under the fabric on the back of a car seat to measure a driver's ECG as he or she drives. Plessey discussed its...
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...