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Ford Exec To Keynote Digital Health Event At CES: Gary Strumolo, global manager of health, wellness, interiors and infotainment for Ford Research and Innovation will be the day one luncheon keynote speaker for the Digital Health Summit at the 2012 International CES.

From the article:

"Just as mobile has enabled Americans to take a more active role in managing their health and well-being, automobile manufacturers like Ford are looking to develop a series of health and wellness in-car connectivity solutions designed to empower people with self-help information while they drive," said Jill Gilbert, co-producer, Digital Health Summit. "As the most progressive automobile brand in the health space, Ford has both the credibility and expertise to share insights on next generation innovations around consumer oriented health and wellness solutions on the go."



"Leveraging the Ford Sync connectivity platform and its ability to connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth, access cloud-based Internet services and control smartphone apps via voice recognition, Ford - collaborating with WellDoc, SDI Health and Medtronic - developed industry-first, voice-controlled health and wellness in-car connectivity solutions that include alerting diabetics to glucose levels through audio alerts, an allergy alert app providing location-based index levels for pollen, and health management services while on-the-go."

Interesting.  Watch where this trend goes.






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