At first I thought this was a joke, but apparently not. I bring it to you because it might only be me who thinks this is the most ridiculous, pointless idea of the year.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of instances where parents have left their child in a hot car, and it’s led to tragedy. A company called Studio Whale has developed a small GPS and weight sensing device that fits under a child seat in a car. The device tracks both whether the seat is occupied and the location of the parents smartphones. If the parents move away from the car, an alarm sounds, indicating that they have forgotten their baby and left it in the car!
There are so many things wrong with this idea, I hardly know where to start. Who the heck forgets they have a baby in the back of the car? And if you do, you’re not likely to be the sort of person who would invest in a device like this. The people who leave their baby in the car on a hot day (or any day for that matter) are negligent, not forgetful, and negligent folk don’t spend money on stuff like this.
Maybe I’m missing the point, or maybe they are. I’m not sure which.