Three Kentucky Women Creating Way to Keep Kids Safe in Cars

Reports show between 30 and 40 small children die each year in the U.S., from being left too long in a hot car.

But three Central Kentucky women are working to change that. The business women, along with a few friends, have created a new car seat safety system. It's designed to alert the driver when a child is left in a hot car.

The system has two components. One is a pad that fits into any car seat, and is activated by the weight of the child. The other is a key pod, which activates a alarm notifying the driver that the child is still in his or her seat.

The system can move with the child, and can go from car to car.
The "Sisters of Invention", as the women are called, hope to have their system on the market by this fall.

They want to keep the price under $120.


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  • by megan Location: menifee county on Apr 22, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    i really like the news because they really tell you what is going on.
  • by Sally Location: Lexington on Apr 17, 2007 at 02:45 PM
    As one of the "Sisters" I thank you all for your comments about our baby seat safety system. We believe that many of these incidents can be avoided entirely, and that's what motivated us to try to develop our product. We've done a lot of research on this topic since we started, and we found that most of the instances occur when people are for some reason, out of their normal daily routine, not necessarily bad parents. We've all had the experience of forgetting...even forgetting something really important. Many parents are so busy between running a household, working to support a household, and caring for young children that exhaustion factors in as well. We'd love for the product to be as affordable as possible, and hopefully the price will come down as our demand goes up (quantity discounts on the sensors and other electronic components). One of our goals is to be able to fund some free systems to be distributed to low income families through organizations like Safe Kids, that help parents who can't afford car seats. We certainly realize that every parent who could use the system won't or can't buy it, but if it saves even one child's life, we'll know it was all worth while. Thanks!
  • by Laticia Location: Hustonville on Apr 10, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    What Makes you think they are "Forgotten" peole have gotten so twisted today that they do it on purpose. Goes back to taking religion out of school.
  • by JESSICA Location: LEXINGTON on Apr 10, 2007 at 03:15 AM
    I AM SO HAPPY THAT THAT THESE WOMEN ARE DOING THIS. I HATE TO TURN ON THE NEWS AND SEE THAT A KID HAS DIED FROM BRING LEFT IN A CAR IT JUST BREAKS MY HEART.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2007 at 07:07 PM
    The idea sounds nice. Not being offensive, but do you honestly think that if people have enough ignorance to leave their child unattended in the car...that they are actually going to purchase or be concerned with the invention?
  • by crystal Location: mt. sterling on Apr 9, 2007 at 03:29 PM
    What a wonderfully brillant idea. Its just a shame that for some reason people cant remember their children though. Ones children should be their 1st concern, not an afterthought.
  • by Kevin Location: Tollesboro on Apr 9, 2007 at 03:18 PM
    I applaud the efforts of these ladies. I am concerned that many people who would be so careless won't be able to or want to pay 120 (or less).

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