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Method to Prevent Infant Death in Vehicles when Environmental Conditions are not Within the Safety Limits

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239655D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system for detecting and responding to the emergency instance of unattended infants in vehicles. A combination of sensors and an embedded camera detect dangerous conditions and then the system alerts caregivers and emergency agencies.

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Method to Prevent Infant Death in Vehicles when Environmental Conditions are not Within the Safety Limits

An automated system is needed to help prevent unattended infant deaths in vehicles.

One current solution is a smart vehicle seat, which communicates between a specific brand vehicle seat and a smart phone. Another solution is a wireless proximity sensor, which alerts the caretaker that when proximity is out of reach of the child. Additional current solutions include applications that act as alarm clocks to alert users that a child is still in the vehicle.

These solutions are deficient in creating a holistic system that addresses every aspect of the infant car seat death issue. For example, the current systems do not take into account the temperature and other important factors.

The novel contribution is a comprehensive infant detection system that effectively detects infants left behind in vehicles in which indoor temperatures are not fitting (i.e.
too cold or too hot), and alerts the care givers/enforcement teams of the occurrence. It activates a sophisticated camera to be used over standardized motion detecting sensors. The camera detects the temperature of an infant and processes it for analysis. In addition, the system can include technology to detect a high range carbon monoxide when the air conditioning is running in the vehicle. Once the analysis is broken down to indicate that the temperature surrounding the infant is beyond the acceptable scope, and...