Ford to keynote 2012 CES Digital Health Summit

Ford Motor Company has been announced as the day-one keynote for the Digital Health Summit at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas in January.

The "Doctor in Your Car" keynote will be delivered by Gary Strumolo, Global Manager of Health, Wellness, Interiors and Infotainment for Ford Research and Innovation.  Strumolo’s goal is to shed light on several advanced research projects that Ford is working on with both established and start-up healthcare service providers.  He will also announce a new healthcare research project involving another unexpected, yet well-known technology partner.

"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."

As Americans take a more active role in managing their health and wellness, being informed about one’s health while on the go has become a real need.  Capitalizing on the consumer desire for mobile health solutions, Ford researchers created concept technologies around "the car that cares."

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