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Ford Patent Filed For In-Vehicle Automated Triage Nurse System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an in-vehicle automated triage nurse system, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on November 13th, 2020, published on May 19th, 2022, and assigned serial number 0157449.

The Ford Authority Take

Earlier this month, Ford filed a patent for a harmful gas detection system that seems geared toward emergency services vehicles such as those used by law enforcement. This new Ford patent continues that trend – albeit on the flip side – with a new design for an automated triage nurse system located inside a vehicle that seems like a more advanced version of Ford’s existing 911 Assist system, which can automatically call for help if a vehicle is involved in an accident.

In the case of this new Ford patent, the system would be capable of determining if a medical emergency was taking place within a vehicle while also gauging the type and severity of that event. The system would determine this by asking a series of questions via the vehicle’s audio system, whether it be brought on by an accident or some other type of trauma. From there, the system could provide medical advice such as first-aid instructions, or contact a first responder if there is no response or if the occupant requests it.

In addition to simply polling the occupant of the vehicle, this system could also use the vehicle’s sensors to determine the type and severity of accident that has occurred, and in the case of a bad enough incident, automatically request help. This could certainly be useful if the occupant is injured and needs to stop excessive bleeding, for example, before medical services have time to respond, and it seems like a natural extension of the existing 911 Assist feature.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford trademark news, Ford business news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JohnTaurus

    “Please state the nature of the medical emergency.”

    1. F-150.Prius


      Did Doctor Spock ever meet The Doctor?


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