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Kansas City Teen Wins Award For 'Baby Saver' Invention

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A baby sits in a grey car seat as they grab onto a green stuffed toy. The baby looks directly at the camera with a pacifier in its mouth.
Sharon McCutcheon
The "Baby Saver" seeks to save children accidentally left in cars by alerting the authorities and the parents if conditions become too dangerous

A local young inventor is poised for the global stage with her life-saving invention, for which she won this year's Kansas City Invention Convention.

Kelly Anne Greene is an 18-year-old with big ideas and an important invention. Greene
thought of and designed the "Baby Saver," a device that monitors the vital signs of children if they are left in a hot car.

Using temperature and proximity sensors, the device can notify the parent or local authorities if the child is in danger.

"I decided to use what I knew and what I could potentially learn to create something that could fix this," Greene says.

  • Kelly Anne Greene, Kansas City Invention Convention 2021 winner
  • Lucy Howell, chief learning officer, The Henry Ford
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