I'm Gavin McCabe, I'm a sophomore at York High School. Every year, over 20,000 children are injured in the United States alone because they are forgotten in hot vehicles. In addition to this, one child every nine days dies for the same reason. These statistics are too high, so myself, along with a team of two students (Brian Fox and Noah Fields) have decided to create a project called Kidminder. Kidminder is an innovative system with an array of sensors that detects whether there is a child in the vehicle.
Kidminder is a simple system that you can install in a child's car seat, and it all started from a science fair project. Once you install the simple sensors into the car seat, all you have to do is download our Kidminder smartphone application, and connect the sensors. Once you do that, if you walk away from your vehicle and it senses there is a child still present, it will send you a notification, and in the future it will contact emergency contacts with the location of the incident. All of this is fully customizable, modern, and easy-to-install.
The project was a hit at science fairs! We placed first place in the York County Science and Engineering Fair, first in the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair, and third in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. Because of the hit, we've decided to patent our idea and are currently fundraising to get a full Utility Patent and have money to further develop the project into a marketable product.
If you'd like to donate, please consider doing so (gofundme.com/kidminder) as it helps the further development of Kidminder and will help bring the project to market.
Kidminder Software Engineer | Project Lead
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