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College Students Create Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

College Students Create Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Last summer, a Ridgefield toddler died after his father went to work, leaving him in the backseat of a hot vehicle.  It wasn't an isolated incident.  In fact, statistics show about 38 small children die - each year - in this tragic way. Five engineering students at Rice University in Houston, Texas are working on a high-tech solution for this devastating problem.  They designed a car seat accessory that both protects a child accidentally left in a hot vehicle while also alerting the caregiver and emergency personnel to the situation. The Infant SOS - which fits on standard car seats - can send-out text alerts when it senses a child is in danger.  Heat stroke...

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