Child Presence Detection for cars

Sensing Solutions for Child Presence Detection

VitaSense - Interior radar sensing system to spot unattended children in vehicles

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A child can end being unattended in a car. In the automotive industry, IEE recognized the problem of children left in vehicles and thus exposed to heatstroke risk more than a decade ago. We developed VitaSense Child Presence Detection to address this global issue and help prevent hot car deaths. In the US alone, 39 children die of vehicular heatstroke on average each year.

VitaSense is a highly accurate and reliable radar system made to detect even the vital signs of sleeping new-borns. When an unattended child is detected, the vehicle’s alarm and communications systems can alert caretakers or passers-by that a child is still present in the car, helping save lives.


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How VitaSense works:

Vitasense Child Presence Detection System
  • VitaSense is a small sensing unit, easy to integrate behind the vehicle headliner without altering the interior design
  • Based on radar technology (ideal for interior occupancy monitoring) it emits low-power radio signals and analyses reflections
  • The slightest motions of an occupant influence the signals, allowing VitaSense to discriminate between a living being and an inanimate object
  • When an unattended child is spotted, VitaSense feeds the info into the vehicle system to send out various alert notifications

Why choose our system:

  • World’s first interior radar sensing solution to detect at-risk unattended children
  • Advanced sensing technology based on extensive research and tests with universities and medical staff
  • Detects the small movements of a sleeping new-borneven under blankets 
  • Independent of any child restraint system
  • Various warnings can be triggered: flashing lights, sounds, smart phone messages, etc.
  • Easy to implement for any vehicle manufacturer
  • Responds to Euro NCAP incentives foreseen for 2023 and the US Hot Cars Act
  • Fully respects your privacy, as no camera is used.



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