An average of 38 children die every year from being left in their car seats while their parents are out on a hot day. 51% of these incidents resulted from parents simply forgetting their children were in the car. Four MSOE students—all parents—devised a simple car seat alert system to help prevent these incidents. With help from GE, Price Engineering, and Pillar Induction, they created a microcontroller-based alert system that can use multiple outputs (such as their phone or the car horn) to alert parents if they forget their child in the car.
Watch Scott Sutton explain the system on Hub TV: