This Seat Sensor Alerts You if You Leave Your Child in a Hot Car

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 31, 2014
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
Starfish is a smart car seat sensor that can connect with your smartphone to alert you if you've abandoned your young child in a car. In recent years, there has been a rash of young children dying or becoming ill because their distracted, overworked or plain incompetent parents abandoned them in a hot vehicle. These parents might want to consider using Starfish.

The Starfish smart seat sensor is attached under your child's car seat with self-adhesive tape. It then sets up a 'geo-fence' of roughly 20 feet around the vehicle, and alerts you whenever you leave the fence with the baby still in the seat. If you don't respond to the notification within 5 minutes, the app notifies your emergency contacts as well.

The US Department of Health & Human Services is encouraging parents to 'look before you lock', but those who prefer to let technology do some of their parenting for them might want to consider the Starfish smart seat sensor.