It’s already happened multiple times; children and pets being left alone inside of vehicles and eventually roasting alive. If they’re lucky, someone is there to save them. If they’re not — tragedy. One Albuquerque teenager, sick of hearing about all of the tragic cases of children being left alone in cars, decided to step up and do something about it.
Alissa Chavez has invented a device that alerts parents if they’ve left their children’s seat in a hot car. The “hot seat” pad goes inside of the car seat, and when it gets hot, it sets off alarms that are connected to the car, key chain, and a smartphone app.
According to Chavez, the alarms are “loud enough to grab people’s attention around the vehicle, as well as remind the parent on their key fob or cell phone.”
The Albuquerque teen already has a company interested in manufacturing the “hot seat.” She’s now raising money for the prototype; to donate to her campaign, you can visit her Indiegogo fundraiser site.
Below is a video explaining how the device works:
source: 13 WHTR