Tampa fathers' invention could prevent hot car deaths

- Every year, children die in hot cars, usually after a parent accidently leaves them behind in their car seats.

Two men from Tampa hope their invention will save lives and put parents’ fears at ease. Their device alerts a distracted parent if their child is still in the car.

Jim Friedman is an electrical engineer. His neighbor, Fadi Shamma, is a pharmacist.

Together, they invented Sense a Life.

As soon as the driver exits the car, Sense a Life prompts a voice command, reminding the driver there’s a child in the back seat.

If the driver does not hear the command, an alert comes to a designated cell phone.

If the alert goes unnoticed, a secondary contact gets an alert a few minutes later. 

The co-inventors are in the process of lining up financing to mass produce Sense a Life. When the product comes to store shelves, they expect it to retail for under $100.

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