Dad invented a simple app that will help save babies' lives during summer 1 year ago

Dad invented a simple app that will help save babies' lives during summer

Tragically, there have been a number of infant deaths caused by accidental neglect over the last couple of years.

Some of these deaths are because the parent or guardian has forgotten that a baby is in the backseat of the car.

This is particularly common when the driver does not usually have the child with them or a change of routine.

But now, one dad in the US wants to prevent more tragedies like these from happening with a clever new app that he has created.

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Erin O'Connor, from Arizona, is a 45-year-old dad-of-three and used his own money to design The Backseat - the Arizona Central reports.

The BackSeat works by sending messages to the user at regular intervals to remind you that you are carrying a child passenger.

The app works as such: when you start driving, you get an alert starting the system and be asked if there are any children in the car with you. If you click 'no', nothing will happen.


If you click 'yes', the app will send you a notification once the journey is over to remind you the child/children are in the back seat.

If the user doesn't acknowledge the alert and also type in the password, the app will continue to send messages until it gets a response.

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If you usually keep your phone on silent, don't worry; the app still works.

And if for some reason you don't see or respond to the alerts it will automatically contact the emergency services.

Mr O Connor has said that if The Backseat even saves one life it will be worth it, but I hope it will save a lot more.

The Backseat has launched and is available in the App Store for iPhones and Android.