Hyundai Mobis develops a biotech mobility system to track vital signs

Hyundai Mobis develops a biotech mobility system to track vital signs

by Pranali Mehta

Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean car parts firm, has reportedly unveiled that it has created the first biotech mobility system in the world that checks a number of vital signs to assess the health of the driver. The firm intends to develop this technology further into a mobility system that can detect drunk driving.

As per Hyundai Mobis, the newest technology, the Smart Cabin Controller, has four sensors, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor as well as a 3D camera. A controller records vital signals like brainwaves, heart rate, and even posture and analyses them to provide an integrated analysis. Only one vital sign can now be detected by mobility controllers.

When sensors transmit vital signs, the controller analyses the information and shows a warning through the navigation system, digital cluster, or Head-Up Display if the driver is assessed to be in bad health or driving while feeling fatigued. The humidity, temperature, and carbon dioxide levels within the car can all be automatically detected and managed by the controller.

The company stated that it anticipates the vital sign controller to help vehicles fulfill the duty of mobile health checkup centers, a new market the company is anxious to dominate by fusing biotech with their mobility technologies.

Cheon Jae-seung, head of the research and development division of Hyundai Mobis, stated that the controller that allows integrated control, as well as the software solution that was created to adapt health care to mobility, are at the basis of the firm’s competitive advantage.

Jae-seung further stated that the team will continue to develop this technology to add new capabilities, such as stress management, prevention of car sickness, as well as the mitigation of drunk driving, based on the distinctive vital signs database developed.

In another world first, Hyundai Mobis designed a brainwave-based driver monitoring system, known as M.Brain, last year. The South Korean firm also plans to increase sales of its automated cockpit system, named M.VICS, which is fitted with a number of cutting-edge medical technologies, such as a driver monitoring camera, an ECG sensor, as well as a device that reduces motion sickness in cars.

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Pranali Mehta

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