Many people are now switching to hybrid or electric cars in order to reduce the carbon footprints on the planet and to make the world a safer and greener place. With the increasing number of gasoline and diesel vehicles plying on the roads of the world, there has been a huge amount of poisonous gases that have been expelled into the air. 456 This is taking its toll on the planet and more and more of its natural resources are getting fast depleted. So, the Governments of most of the nations in the world are encouraging their citizens to go green in order to protect the environment. There have been plenty of research that has been done on hybrid cars and the latest result that has come out of such researches is that hybrid cars are quite safe to drive for people who have life supporting device like a pace maker fitted in their body.
Scientifically Proven
There has been considerable concern by people who are living on a pace maker on whether they could drive their cars or not, especially their EV cars and hybrid cars. Now, it is reassuring to know that people who are on pace maker can also drive hybrid or electric cars as there is no specific threat of electromagnetic interference to their device, which helps in regulating their heart beat. There have been quite a lot of scientific tests that have been conducted on pacemakers and the result is that hybrid or EV cars can be driven by people who are on pacemakers.
Recent Study on Pacemaker and Cardiac Devices
Cardiac instruments like implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and pacemakers, could in a few cases, catch signals from electrical or magnetic objects and misunderstood them as likely suffering occurring from the patient’s heart. But in a study entitled: “Hybrid Cars and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Is It Safe?” and exhibited at the 2013 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco on March 9, 2013, it was disclosed that a battery-powered automobile neglected to yield clinically crucial amounts of EMI, which would cause intervention with heart devices.
How Was Test Conducted?8
Researchers from the non-profit-making Mayo Clinic analyzed the consequences of motoring a 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid on implantable instruments from 3 producers.
Electric and magnetic fields of study were mensurated in 6 positions: from the driver’s seat, front rider seat, the left and right back ends seats and in front of and behind the vehicle from the outside.
Each position was assessed at different speeds: 30 mph, 60 mph and at varying speeds of speedup and retardation.
A total of thirty study participants with engrafted devices were supervised while revolving positions in the car and monitored when driving the car, with a specific focus on real-time spotting of any disruption in the usual functionality of their instruments.
Cardiologist Luis. R. Scott and Cardiology Fellow Fernando Tondato of Mayo Clinic in Arizona have indicated that while the results of the tests appear to show that EV as well as hybrid cars are quite safe to be driven by people with pace maker, there are still a few more researchers that needs to be done in order to announce that it is totally and 100% safe.