Andrew Schuler, 12, has been inventing things for years.
"My grandmother, she bought me a bunch of Legos when I was kid so that just started the ball rolling," he said.
Last year, he entered a rubber band youth inventors contest.
"I was having a brain block. So, I couldn't think of anything and then I read an article about a woman in our neighborhood who had left her child in a car, so I thought maybe I could make something with the rubber bands to help that situation," Schuler said.
"You take the EZ Baby Saver and, as your getting in your car seat, you attach it to the door handle like so. When you're getting out of the car you see oh you know this bright flashing rubber band you're like oh you know my child is still in the car," Schuler explained.
Schuler won $500, bought a computer, then made a website.
"I didn't make it where people had to pay for it and they could just make it themselves and it would just kind of raise awareness and it would make society a better place," Schuler said.
A Brentwood father of three recently created a smartphone app designed to fight the same problem. The app determines when the car has stopped moving for more than three minutes. An alert then goes to the phone asking "Did you remember the kids?" You can find the app on iTunes for $1.99.
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