Las Vegas -- Zane Pasha, a middle school student was on a mission to save children left in hot cars from heatstroke.
Zane attends The Meadows School will start eigth grade this fall, was named the Nevada state merit winner in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his app concept aimed at alerting parents about rising vehicle temperatures on hot days.
Still in development mode. the HeatSafe App will be paired with a thermometer that is wireless placed inside of the car. If the temperature in the car reached 90 degrees, an alert is sent to the owners cellphone. If the parent has forgotten the child, or if they are gone longer than expectd it will serve as a reminder. There will be enough time for them to get child out of the car before heatstroke danger temperature of 104 degrees.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 30 children died from a heatstroke in 2014 after being left in a vehicle. Since 1998, 636 kids have died from heatstroke.
For those with pets, or if you ever leave a disabled or elderly adult in a car, you may want to keep an eye out for the HeatSafe app.