The Connected Health App Challenge (Challenge), co-sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Henry Ford Health System, launches on January 20, 2016 and is open to employees of both entities. What is it? It’s a challenge that seeks to find technology that will expand patient monitoring and management to their cars.

The concept is that people are in their cars for a significant amount of time every day, and that time could be spent monitoring and managing drivers’ health conditions. The questions posed in the Challenge include how being connected to your car can manage your health condition, how knowing your vital signs can improve your driving and whether being connected to your car can save lives. Our cars will now have our vital signs? That’s fodder for another post later, but connectivity through technology is not going away in 2016!