Two Tampa men have invented a device aimed at saving children from hot car deaths after becoming tired of reading more and more news stories regarding these tragedies.
They are currently looking for investors for their device they named Sense a Life.
According to the men, Sense a Life alerts parents and caregivers to safely remove children from a vehicle immediately upon leaving the vehicle themselves.
Sense a Life uses two sensors: one under the child car seat that senses weight and one installed near the driver’s side door. When the door opens and a child is in the car seat, a voice alert reminds the driver to take the child out.
The user also receives an alert on their phone. If ignored for a certain amount of time, the alert can also be sent to a second parent or guardian.
The men plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign in April to take the device to production.
The entrepreneurs hope to market the product to individuals directly or to car and child car seat manufacturers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 30 children died from heat strokes in cars in 2014. Experts say it is the second most common cause of death for children under the age of 14, second only to crashes.
This device could be the answer to preventing the high number of deaths associated with child heatstroke deaths in hot cars. Time will tell if this device is a solution, but our Tampa Bay Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very happy to see strides being taken towards eliminating unnecessary deaths.
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