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Child Security Vehicle Assistant (CSVA)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238760D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-17
Document File: 7 page(s) / 357K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design for a Child Smart Security System (C3S) that monitors child weight, temperature, height, movement, and security in vehicles and alerts the user/driver when parameters are out of safe range. The system includes an electronically managed storage compartment for child safety seats.

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Child Security Vehicle Assistant (CSVA)

When a family is travelling in a vehicle, common problems arise. One problem is that a baby's car seat or child's booster seat,

when not in use, consume area that could be used for storage or another passenger in the vehicle . Another problem is that drivers need to be able to monitor and control the child's behavior and ensure that child's safety while traveling .

Current approaches offer space solutions by integrating baby seats into the vehicle seat; however, the storage problem does not help families using booster seats. Families struggle to store the booster seat within a car compartment; the booster and baby seats usually take a lot of space in the trunk, especially if more than one is needed.

Current solutions do not include a complete child system that integrates monitoring functionalities and providing data of characteristics and features such as weight, temperature, height, movement detection, heartbeat, entertainment system usage, and security, along with alerts and alarms providing key data to adults while children use boosters and baby seats.

The novel contribution is the Child Smart Security System (C3S).This centralized system assists a driver when children are travelling in the vehicle. It monitors child weight, temperature, height, movement, and security in vehicles and alerts the user/driver

when parameters are out of safe range. In addition, the system includes an electronically managed compartment that allows users to store child seats and boosters without using any extra space in the vehicle.

The system provides historical data and integrates with mobile devices via an application, which can also be used as input for insurance companies. The system centralizes multiple functionalities, allowing adults to have access to key information about child safety. That information is displayed on a single view in the front panel of the vehicle, minimizing the risk of accidents due to the need for the driver to deviate from the front-facing view to check the child. By indicating child height and weight, the system helps adults determine when to change the baby seat or booster seat (i.e., move to a larger size). The information of the proper size of the child seat or booster can be shared with an insurance company. A temperature sensor generates the proper alerts to avoid hypothermia or hyperthermia, especially in cases of forgotten baby syndrome. A heartbeat display is integrated with an external heart rate monitoring devices via Wi-Fi. A camera with a movement sensor displays alerts, allowing adults to monitor the child's activities and needs. The system also allows older children to manage entertainment devices, without having to move to unlock the seat belts or distract adults asking for support.

The system includes a capability for mobile services, allowing the user to configure a mobile device to receive alerts about potentially dangerous situations in the vehicle and collec...