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Car Sensor Aims to Prevent Infant Death Caused by Heatstroke

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By using new micro-vibration technology, an Israeli startup created a car sensor that can detect infant heartbeats, reports Urvashi Verma writing at The Times of Israel:

In the US a child dies from vehicular heatstroke every ten days, often because a parent or caregiver forgets that there is a child in the backseat.

“Tragedies like these are preventable. Guardian is dedicated to protecting drivers and passengers, so incidents when infants and children are left in hot cars are a particularly sensitive area for us,” said co-founder and CEO Gil Dotan in a phone interview.

The company’s sensor uses optical motion analysis to detect the tiniest movement within the car, including an infant heartbeat. When it detects motion, it can notify a driver who has already left the car and automatically turn on the air-conditioning.

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