06/01/10 124 W - + 8 - 9 How to Remind a Parent of the Baby in the Car?


That's the title of an interesting article in today's New York Times, about ideas for solving the problem of a parent forgetting that their baby's in the car. Says the National Safety Council, about 30 children a year die in such situations. Many are accidental, with parents or caregivers inadvertently leaving them in the vehicle. Technology could come to the rescue, though liability issues are also present. What happens if the device doesn't work? Or maybe behavior modifications are the answer. Suggestions one organization, leave a personal item with the child. Purse. Phone. Presumably, you'll remember the item, and thus the child. Obviously, these are exceptionally rare incidents, though even one is a tragedy.



As referenced in the article, read this Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post piece about the human side of these accidents, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con..
Legeros - 06/01/10 - 07:08

As a new father, I dread the thought of leaving the kiddo in the vehicle. Fortunately, if I have him by myself, I’ll be in my truck and he’s right beside me. If he’s in the car, so is my wife. Now if we BOTH forget about him, shame on us. I’ve always thought kids should be injected (for lack of a better term) with an RFID tag like dogs get for tracking purposes. Yeah, that brings up all kinds of Bog Brother problems, but you could make it so that you have a key fob that alarms when it gets out of range of the kid’s RFID. I have yet to work out the details, but it’s in-process. Look for a patent soon…
Duda - 06/02/10 - 12:35



  
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