Two fathers decided to take action after yet another young child tragically passed away in their home state of Florida after being forgotten in a hot car.
The dads, Fadi Shamma and Jim Friedman, who are neighbors and friends living in Tampa, Florida, heard about the death and teamed up to develop a solution that would put an end to this devastating problem.
Since one of the dads has a medical background and the other is an engineer, the pair were able to invent an incredible device called “Sense a Life” which aims to make sure that parents retrieve their children before walking away from the vehicle. The device consists of two parts – a small pad to put under your child, and a Bluetooth sensor that is placed under the driver’s seat.
The ingenious device works like this – when a user opens the door, a loud automated voice from the device sets off an alarm that reminds you to grab your child from the back seat. And, if for some reason that’s not enough of a warning, the device will send an alert to your phone informing you that your child is still in the car – shortly after, a second notification will alert an emergency contact.
The pair of heroic fathers is working with national organization KidsAndCars.org to try to pass a federal law that would require a similar device to be built into cars. If you are interested in the Sense a Life device, you can purchase one on the company’s website for $100 where it is currently available for preorder.
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