Where others failed, 82-year-old retiree Carol Staninger creates device ‘to end hot car tragedies’ of children; featured at CES 2018
CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 4, 2018 – Since her husband died five years ago, Florida retiree Carol Staninger has had some extra time on her hands. But she’s not the type to drift off aimlessly.
Carol was troubled to see continuous news stories about children who were being left behind in the overheated passenger cabins of cars and trucks, and after reading about one tragedy too many, she decided to do something about it.
She spent the better part of 2017 taking her concept to the folks at CMSWorldGroup, a Clearwater-based firm with expertise in the design and manufacturing of pretty much anything within reason. Now they have a final product – which Staninger has dubbed SaveOurLovedOnes™, that can detect any human or animal breathing inside a vehicle.
The sensor technology her device employs is different, better and more accurate from the temperature-triggered and pressure-plate sensors that have dogged other devices with a similar goal, proving unreliable. The system will check for the breathing cycle of individuals and pets when the driver leaves the proximity of the car. If there is any indication of life, the device will emit a loud sound and flashing light in a S.O.S. cadence of Morse Code.
The timing couldn’t be better, with the U.S. Congress and states like Florida already proposing legislation to tackle the problem head on, with specific requests in the bills for a device exactly like SaveOurLovedOnes™. And Carol’s been getting noticed by CES and the media.
Want to see SaveOurLovedOnes™ in action and meet Carol in person? Check both out at Booth #51881 in the Eureka Park section of the Consumer Electronics Show coming up – CES 2018, in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12.