Davenport West High School InvenTeam

Davenport, IA
Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention Bracelet and Alert System

The Davenport West High School InvenTeam invented wearable technology to prevent vehicular heatstroke deaths for children under five years old by using a three-device system. The system includes a child proximity sensor worn on the child’s ankle, a stationary beacon in the car, and an Android application on a parent or guardian’s mobile device. The system monitors the child’s proximity to the vehicle and parent, while also monitoring the internal temperature within the car. All information is relayed to and processed by the Android application. An alert is sent to the parent’s mobile device if the child is within an unsafe distance to the family
vehicle, or if the parent leaves the proximity of the vehicle when the child is in the car. An additional alert will be sent when the internal temperature of the vehicle reaches 80°F and when the child’s ankle bracelet is still being detected in the vehicle.

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May 1, 2015

December 29, 2014

October 10, 2014

Davenport West High School InvenTeam, also known an Endotherm, is very excited and honored to be one of the 15 schools in the nation to receive the InvenTeam grant. In the upcoming weeks before the press release, the team is busy selecting team leads and team roles. Recently, a phone tree was established to improve communication and get information distributed in a timely manner.