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Jude Divierte

CES 2012: Sync, WellDoc, and Medtronic – So Happy Together

Ford’s mission of making the driving experience as enriching as possible has made infotainment accessories within their automobiles more robust and comprehensive. Not only can you get custom mirror and seat setting automatically figured out for you, but you can get your own personal music station selection as well.

However, Ford hasn’t stopped there.

“A driver doesn’t stop being diabetic once he get behind the wheel of a car,” say David Melcher, “in fact, it probably more important to know about the driver in those particular cases. Not only for the safety of the driver, but for other as well.”

David Melcher is one of the main developers working on the integration of Sync with WellDoc and Medtronic. In fact, he confessed on still making code modifications to the demonstration at 2am the morning before. He was figuring out a way to combat the loud environment in which his voice driven demo was.

By utilizing a Bluetooth enable MedTronic Glucose Monitor, the WellDoc Application and Sync, your car acts as a personal butler insure you’ve made consideration prior to setting that vehicle in motion.

Here’s the demonstration he provided us at the Ford Booth at CES:

As you can see, David has some additional features he’d like to add to make the experience much more enriching and comprehensive. Innovation and mashup of technologies like this should lead us to expect a lot more health aware integration implementations in the years to come.

To learn more: The New York Times

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