Monitoring The Health of Drivers on the Road, Technische Universitat Munchen Study  
11/7/2011 7:33:03 AM

Safety in traffic depends on a number of factors. One decisive aspect is how fit the driver is. A research team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), in collaboration with researchers at the BMW Group, managed to develop a sensor system integrated into the steering wheel that can monitor the driver's state of health while driving. The driver can use his time behind the wheel for a minor health check. At the same time the device might be used recognize the onset of fainting spells or heart attacks.