Boy invents cheap device that reminds parents of their child left sitting in the back seat of hot carBy Mason White 2:41 PM July 6, 2014
|E-Z Baby Saver|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A young boy of Tennessee, came up with a device that can potentially save the lives of young children.
11-year-old Andrew Pelham of Nashville, felt compelled to do something after learning that about 38 children die each year from being left in hot cars.
On his website, Pelham specifically mentions the story of a family that lost their baby last summer, after he was accidentally left in his mother’s minivan. Pelham joined The Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors, which is held each year in Akron, Ohio.
The only rule is that rubber bands must be used in each product. Pelham thought that rubber bands might be a good way of helping parents remember when they have a child in the back seat.
Andrew created the E-Z Baby Saver, which won second place, taking home $500 in prize money. He used the prize money to buy a laptop and create his own website.
The E-Z Baby Saver is a simple device made of duct tape and rubber bands. The device stops parents in their tracks so they are unable to walk away from the car when a child is inside.
The rubber bands extend from the rear seat to the front seat and attaches to the driver’s side door.