Our core technologies — ChildAware™ and PetAware™— are designed with the goal of
ensuring the comfort and safety of children and pets in vehicles.
Is your child sweating? Is he cold? You are focused on driving and cannot check on him. Still, your child might be very uncomfortable. Differences in temperature between the front and the back of the vehicle might be significant and might affect his comfort and safety. Indeed, research shows that even in a moving vehicle with air-conditioning on or windows open, temperature throughout a vehicle can vary by up to 13°F (7°C). For instance, it can be 81°F (27°C) in the front (near the A/C vents or open window) and 93°F (34°C) in the back.
How can you make sure your pet is comfortable and safe while in a vehicle? Maybe you need to leave him in the vehicle for a few minutes to run errands. Even on mild days (70°F), the inside of the vehicle will overheat, reaching dangerous, sometimes fatal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Even when traveling, differences in temperature between the front and the back of the vehicle might cause a significant discomfort: research shows that, in a moving vehicle with air conditioning on or windows open, temperature throughout a vehicle can vary by up to 13°F (7°C). For instance, it can be 81°F (27°C) in the front (near the A/C vents or open window) and 93°F (34°C) in the back.
At R2M Innovations, we are developing an innovative car safety technologies to monitor and adjust the temperature inside the vehicle, and ensure the comfort and safety of your children and pets while traveling. Come back to our website often to learn about our progress!
Vittoria holds a Master in Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds a M.S. Degree in Business Economics from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Her professional background includes extensive experience as a consultant for several institutions and government agencies. Her areas of expertise include the assessment of an organization's growth and development areas, identification of strategies and channels to ensure steady funding sources, identification of strategies to promote the creation and development of local firms, identification of strategies to promote the growth and the internationalization of local firms. When asked why she decided to found R2M Innovations, she answered: “Businesses are the engine of a healthy economy. I have always enjoyed helping businesses be successful and achieve their full potential. At some point, I realized it was time for me to create and grow my own company.”
Max is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Information Technology, and the Associate Director of the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) at George Mason University. Max holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. Max’s primary research interests are on Modeling and Detection of Cyber Attack, Network Hardening, and Moving Target Defense. At George Mason University, he co-founded the Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship, with the objective to assist student entrepreneurs in the process of transforming ideas into successful ventures. When asked why he decided to support R2M Innovations, he has no hesitations: “Finding innovative solutions with practical applications that can benefit our society is my aspiration. Thus, I decided to support R2M Innovations to put innovative ideas and projects into practice and solve people's practical problems. It is really exciting to make innovative, brilliant ideas come to life through the collaborative work of a passionate, talented group of people.”
Ermanno is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His research focuses on securing critical systems and developing moving target defense techniques to protect embedded systems. As part of his Ph.D. program, he visited the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) at George Mason University as a short-term scholar. He has extensive experience in hardware architectures and software development. When asked why he believes in R2M Innovations, he answers: “The group of people working at R2M Innovations is unique, the passion they put into their work is amazing. The key for success is a great team and R2M Innovations has it.”
Parnian is a Ph.D. student at George Mason University. Her research interests are in the area of automotive security, with a specific focus on securing communications between a vehicle's critical components. She has been providing valuable inputs on ways to integrate our technology within vehicles. When asked why she believes in R2M Innovations, she answered: “This group is working on exciting projects with a significant social impact and I have no doubt that R2M Innovations will soon be a success story.”
Behdad holds an M.Sc. in real time systems and an M.Sc. in Computer Science. He is currently a Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services. He is passionate about developing cool products, and has helped build our website. When asked why he believes in R2M Innovations, he answered: “You can count me in for any product that makes people's life easier and safer. I believe in teamwork and a good team can do magic”.
We are proud to announce that our Childaware™ technology has been admitted to the final round of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Destination Innovation competition. Admitted companies will have the opportunity to showcase their technologies at the Destination Innovation event on April 29, at the Washington Post headquarters in Washington, DC. Please click here to read the Washington Post article announcing the finalists in the Safety and Security category.
Presented by the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Technology Innovations Committee and Capital Business, the weekly business publication of The Washington Post, Destination Innovation highlights technology advancements emerging from our region through an exhibition, networking, industry speakers and innovation pitches.
To learn more or to register for Destination Innovation, please visit the event's page.