PLANO, TX -- On average, 38 children die every year because they were left in hot cars. A local college student is trying to find a life saving solution.
Nancy Dominguez is a senior at UT Dallas. Last summer while she was an intern at The AT&T Foundry, she pitched an idea for an innovative device that could help prevent hot car deaths.
“I thought that would be something that would be amazing to change, that would be a great product,” said Dominguez.
The device has a motion detector attached to see if there is anything living inside and a thermometer.
If a child is in danger, the device sends a text message to the caregiver and eventually to rescue teams.
“Right now, there are a lot of misconceptions as to why kids are left in the cars,” said Dominguez. “Hopefully what this would do is to help people understand that and instead of blaming people actually try and find a solution for it.”
It’s a great plan, and one that could be saving lives soon.