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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:19 AM

Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles [View all]

11-NOV-2019

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO



IMAGE: GRADUATE STUDENTS MOSTAFA ALIZADEH, LEFT, AND HAJAR ABEDI POSITION A DOLL, MODIFIED TO SIMULATE BREATHING, IN A MINIVAN DURING TESTING OF A NEW SENSOR. view more

CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter, the device is designed to be attached to a vehicle's rear-view mirror or mounted on the ceiling.

It sends out radar signals that are reflected back by people, animals and objects in the vehicle. Built-in AI then analyzes the reflected signals.

More:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uow-sds110819.php

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