Electrical & Computer Engineering
Since 1998, an average of 37 children have died every year due to heat-related deaths after being stuck in a vehicle, making it the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities among children. This creates an opportunity to create a system which will be able to detect this danger and do something in order to prevent it. There are 4 main objectives for the system to be able to accomplish: 1) determine if the temperature in the car poses a risk, 2) use an alarm to provide a warning and wake up a sleeping child, 3) determine if someone is in the vehicle at this dangerous temperature, and 4) if someone is in the car at a dangerous temperature, call emergency services or the owner for help.
Automotive Engineering | Public Health | Systems and Communications
Kisha, Nathan, "Design and Development of an Emergency System for Children in a Hot Car at Risk of Heatstroke" (2018). Research Opportunities for Engineering Undergraduates (ROEU) Program 2017-18. 9.