The students' creation could potentially save a child's life one day. Shocking statistics show, on average, 38 children die from heat-related car deaths each year. "It works out to about a child every two to three days." said Audrey Clayton, one of the creators of Infant SOS. "Our hope is that our device can prevent this from happening."
Dr Newman stressed that while it was not a clinically recognised condition, it described that "human beings make mistakes, they forget things that are not in their usual experience. This happens to good people, well-educated, competent people," he said.
"This is not cases of people who are going into the casino and leaving kids locked up in vans. This is pure oversight, the brain does what it does, it goes into autopilot..."