LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Ford have developed a series of in-car health and wellness apps and services aimed at monitoring people with chronic illnesses or medical disorders so they can manage their condition while on the go. Ford's senior technical leader, K. Venkatesh Prasad, will be discussing these innovations on a "Health and Wellness Connectivity Services on the Go" panel discussion with Anand Iyer, COO of WellDoc, and H. James Dallas, SVP at Medtronic at the Wireless Health 2011 Conference being held Oct. 10-13 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.
Leveraging Ford SYNC® and its ability to connect devices via Bluetooth, access cloud-based Internet services and control smartphone apps, Ford is developing voice-controlled in-car connections to an array of health aids from glucose monitoring devices, diabetes management services, asthma management tools and web-based allergen alert solutions.
Ford will be providing demonstrations of in-car accessibility to WellDoc's cloud-based services at the Wireless Health 2011 Conference, and will be highlighting in-car health and wellness connectivity solutions including:
- Glucose Monitoring. Working with Medtronic, a leading manufacturer of glucose-monitoring devices, Ford researchers have developed a prototype system which allows Ford SYNC to connect via Bluetooth to a Medtronic continuous glucose monitoring device and share glucose levels and trends through audio and a center stack display and provide secondary alerts if levels are too low.
- Allergy alerts. Ford is working with SDI Health and www.pollen.com to SYNC-enable its
smartphone Allergy Alert app through AppLink, giving users
voice-controlled access to the app