Mon June 14, 2004
NASA Invention Could Save Lives
By Alabama Public Radio
Jackson, MS – A child safety group says a new invention by NASA could save children's lives. Kids and Cars says the device is called a Child Presence Sensor. It's an object locator that beeps when a child is put in a car seat. If the driver goes 15 feet away from the car seat, the remote on the key chain will beep and won't stop until the baby's out of the seat. Kids and Cars says eight children have already died this year from heat stroke after being left unattended in a vehicle. One of those was a three-year-old Mississippi boy whose grandfather left him in the car. Officials say the sensor is currently in development...they hope it will be able to prevent such deaths.