Make An Alert System For Kids And Pets Trapped Inside Motor Vehicles
Make an alert system for kids and pets trapped inside cars using Intel Edison Board. via instructables
On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. This system is meant to alert a parent if they forget their child in the car, m main design criteria for the system are:
1- No action is required to activate / deactivate the system. It is meant to “just be there”. The reason is that a parent who is running late or stressed out enough to forget a child in the car isn’t likely to remember activating / deactivating a system.
2- It’s not too noisy, if the system gives too many false alarms parents will end up disabling it.
The system works by monitoring CO2 levels in the car, CO2 is actually a very good indicator of the presence of people. The system will check CO2 level over N intervals, if CO2 level is continuously going up or if it gets past a certain threshold this is a sign that someone might be trapped in the car. Once detected a message is sent to all saved parents alerting them that something might be wrong. The message also includes information about location and temperature in the car.
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