Researchers at one of the world largest car-making companies, Toyota, are about to develop cars that can predict heart attack.
A heart attack or diabetic blackout can have especially deadly consequences for drivers when they cause car crashes and researchers at Toyota hope to change that grim equation.
They are currently studying how wearable devices could help smart cars possibly save lives by predicting medical emergencies ahead of time.
“We looked at what conditions might have contributed to crashes from an emergency medical standpoint, and also looked at signals that may be measured through wearables,” says Chuck Gulash, director of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center.
Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center think it’s worth investing in the technology and scientific research needed to make that future happen today through a $35-million, five-year effort that will last until 2021.