When small children and animals are left in unattended vehicles, disaster can strike with thousands of heat stroke victims every year. Olea Sensor Networks, which specializes in intelligent sensors and analytic software for sensor network-based systems is addressing this issue head-on with the announcement of OleaVision in-Vehicle Life Presence Detector.
The system is designed to prevent hot car fatalities or brain damage caused by overheating of children and pets who may be felt alone in vehicle. It includes a wireless, contactless device, which installs in the cabin of any vehicle over the door in the backseat. This system uses Olea’s proprietary continuous vital sign detection technology to detect the presence of any living being – even if they’re sleeping or motionless.
Designed to send an alert to the driver of the vehicle after they are about to or have exited the vehicle, the system is also programmed to alert first responders in the absence of any action by the caretaker, preventing children or animals being accidentally left unattended.
The new system underscores the potential vital sign biometrics technology has for saving lives and preventing injury, “Heat stroke is the second leading cause of deaths in vehicles for children and according to the ASPCA, thousands of animals, even K-9 officers, succumb each year because they are left alone in vehicles,” explained Frank Morese, Olea’d CEO, CTO and Founder. “Furthermore, pending legislation in the US may mandate installation of a warning device in all vehicles in an effort to prevent these deaths. The OleaVision technology lends itself to easy entrance into the automotive aftermarket, is as user friendly as a smoke detector and can be made very affordable for the consumer.”