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Gingersnap
09-30-2010, 11:10 AM
Dallas teens invent alarm that could save young lives

by GARY REAVES

WFAA

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM

DALLAS Every time a child dies after being left in a car because an adult has a lapse in judgment, people wonder how to prevent such tragedies.

University of Texas at Dallas freshman Michael Sherman didn't just wonder. Working with two other Texas Instruments interns Peggy Liska and Daniel Ogilvie they found a way to turn a $49 digital watch into a lifesaver.

"The watch is used with a device that communicates with a car seat to indicate if you accidentally left your baby in the car," Sherman explained.

Their invention, the Safe Baby Alert Broadcast Interface or safeBABI uses about $100 worth of commonly available parts. They've even posted a how-to video on the Internet.

DIY links at the link.

WFAA (http://www.wfaa.com/news/technology/safe-babi-103834369.html)

NJCardFan
09-30-2010, 11:27 PM
To be completely honest, these things wouldn't happen if they didn't make laws making it illegal to put car seats in the front.