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A Method and System for Actively Monitoring an Unattended Child in a Vehicle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239108D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 116K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for actively monitoring an unattended child inside a vehicle using a mobile device and a child restraint mechanism. The method and system utilizes a mobile device paired with the child restraint mechanism. The child restraint mechanism includes a buckled and/or unbuckled seat locking technology built into a seat belt of the vehicle. The child restraint mechanism is paired with the mobile device via a wireless technology to transmit notifications to the mobile device when the seat buckle is locked.

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A Method and System for Actively Monitoring an Unattended Child in a Vehicle

Disclosed is a method and system for actively monitoring an unattended child inside a hot vehicle using a mobile device and a child restraint mechanism. The method and system utilizes a mobile device paired with the child restraint mechanism. The child restraint mechanism includes a buckled and/or unbuckled locking technology built into a seat belt of the vehicle. The child restraint mechanism is paired with the mobile device via a wireless technology to transmit notifications to the mobile device when the seat buckle is locked.

The figure illustrates a flow chart of a method and system for actively monitoring an unattended child inside a vehicle using a mobile device and a child restraint mechanism.

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If multiple users with multiple mobile devices are using the same vehicle, the method and system takes into consideration the mobile devices that are within a particular distance from the seat of the vehicle. When the seat buckle is locked, the mobile devices are automatically synchronized with the seat of the vehicle. For example, any mobile device that is within

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10 feet distance from the car seat when the seat is buckled is automatically synchronized with the car seat.

Once the mobile device leaves the acceptable safety zone range from a locked seat belt, the mobile device is triggered

with an alert such as, but not limited to, an audible alarm sound, a warning, or a vibration. If the mobile device re-enters the acceptable safety zone or the manual override is triggered, then the alarm subsides.

If the mobile device does not re-enter the acceptable safety zone within defined time, and the manual override is not tri...