Gardien was created by Mark Gomez, Victor Hernández and Diego A. Aponte all engineers as well as parents. We never thought it could happen to us, but it did. We unwillingly left our child in the car. We were fortunate enough to have returned to our vehicle before any damage was done, but this event shook us and triggered a sudden and deep empathy for parents who weren’t as lucky.
As engineers we wanted to understand the cause behind such a fatal occurrence. This wasn’t neglect, it’s Forgotten Child Syndrome, and the statistics shocked us. Each year on average, in the US and Europe alone, 95 children die inside a vehicle due to heatstroke. It didn’t matter who the person was and it isn’t about how much love you have for your child. Forgotten Child Syndrome doesn't discriminate, any person is susceptible to this phenomenon.
Heatstroke is one of the biggest threats to a child when left in a vehicle. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside a vehicle can raise 19 degrees and a child's body overheats 3-5 times faster than an adult body.
We believe that kids are our biggest treasure. They are not only our future, but the little ones we take care the most and for which we strive forward every day. However, under all the stress we live today sometimes there is vulnerability in us, not because we want, it just happens. Established in 2013, Momentum Creative Labs LLC has been dedicated to create solutions that can assist us in the everyday things. Simple solutions using today’s technological advances without getting in our way. With that on mind we created Gardien Alert, to assist us and make sure we never forget the unforgettable.
It’s a simple equation: an overloaded mind, a sudden change in routine, and a minor distraction is all it takes for a parent to leave their child behind. Have you ever forgotten your keys? That’s your brain skipping a beat. Gardien was conceived to tackle this very real and often fatal, completely preventable problem. We is are parents helping parents, making sure this never happens to anyone.”