Always With You reminder (AWY Reminder) includes a fabric seat cover with an integrated pressure sensor. Seat cover and keychain are connected via Bluetooth and both work to sensitize people not to leave kids alone in the car. Thanks to integrated Bluetooth options two devices are connected here. The first one will be presented by a sensor that measures the baby’s presence on the child seat. The other device will be a keychain for the car’s key. In this way, the electronics parts would be able to connect the devices and send a warning signal. To be more exact, if the first device notices your baby is still on the child seat but your keys are too far from him, the keychain will represent an output with a sound signal and it will work as a reminder.
After having had this “idea”, I read about some similar project done during the previous years and I found them very interesting. In most cases people has used cables physically connected from the cigar lighter socket to the child seat. In addition, there are more technological cases based on a web app available on you car screen, but until now, parents are obliged to set the length of travel in order to receive a sound signal at the end of it. I found it a bit intricate. Most people don’t want to “waste time” in setting too many information on GPS navigation device and or placing physical cables in order to connect the car and the child seat. I think the current lifestyle is related to be always in a rush and…it could be useful having a reminder to recall the importance of some things to your mind…especially when it comes to your child!
Eleonora Piccinelli has made this project