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    ShowsIWatch

    [1]Apr 8, 2006
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    Probably the best invention of episode 4. I really liked that invention as it's very simple and if it gets improved and tested so that people see it actually does work and is better than what's being used now, it can be a multi million dollar invention - which would serve the purpose of the whole show.
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    stoogefreaky

    [2]Apr 9, 2006
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    I too also think the baby car chair is the coolest on that episode. I see it as moving on to the future in baby travel. Not only it looks like it can protect the baby but it also has that cool retro look as well. It should come in different colors. I'm pretty sure it will.
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    Pistol_Star

    [3]Apr 13, 2006
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    Yea it was great, i hope he might win
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    miss_wierd

    [4]Apr 13, 2006
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    Yeah I really love this invention. I hope he wins!
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    ShowsIWatch

    [5]Apr 15, 2006
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    Well he's through to the final 12 and he's probably one of the easiest inventors/inventions to say yes to.

    Wouldn't be surprised if he finished top 2-3 if he doesn't win it.
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    yohoemoe

    [6]Apr 16, 2006
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    It's a good idea, but wouldn't it make the baby nauseous because of all the moving around?
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    stoogefreaky

    [7]Apr 17, 2006
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    Come to think of it, I don't think he will win.
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    ShowsIWatch

    [8]Apr 18, 2006
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    stoogefreaky wrote:
    Come to think of it, I don't think he will win.


    It all depends on how they spend their $50,000 to improve their product.

    Some products are already complete and don't really need any improvement like the door stall thing, but the baby chair probably does need a bit of work.

    There is a large market for this idea though, if it becomse the new standard for baby car seats. Hopefully he can improve it so that it's very functional... I would love to see him win and have lives saved from his invention.
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    robdude123

    [9]May 4, 2006
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    the design of it is to replicate a mothers womb, which is almost exactly the same

    the baby is in a sack full of water and everytime the mom moves it is shifted around and spins around, so the baby is used to that which is another reason this invention rox
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    Pistol_Star

    [10]May 4, 2006
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    He did great, i really hope it wins now, it loks great
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    Rattrap007

    [11]May 4, 2006
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    Wow! when they revealed his prototype mock up My jaw dropped. That is so damn cool looking! Congrats to him.. That is amazing looking.

    and best of all the data shows it works!
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    Pistol_Star

    [12]May 4, 2006
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    I cried...so...beautifuuulll...he shoouulld wiin...

    he is a great person...for...his...daughter...

    *cries hysterically*

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    antdude

    [13]May 4, 2006
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    I noticed the revised one uses clear through glass/plastic? Is that a bit dangerous if the car gets smashed or something and squishes/cracks the baby car chair?
    Edited on 05/05/2006 9:24pm
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    Pistol_Star

    [14]May 5, 2006
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    antdude wrote:
    I noticed the revised one uses clear through glass/plastic? Is that a bit dangerous if the car gets smashed or something?


    Uuuuhhhh, its most likely to be safe, or to be safe!
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    ShowsIWatch

    [15]May 18, 2006
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    ShowsIWatch wrote:
    Well he's through to the final 12 and he's probably one of the easiest inventors/inventions to say yes to.

    Wouldn't be surprised if he finished top 2-3 if he doesn't win it.


    I called it
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    ahacafe

    [16]May 19, 2006
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    I think it was not great surprize that the car seat won. I hear that it really still needs alot of work but it will be cool if they can actually find a way to make it safe and a common feature in our cars soon.

    In case anyone is interested, many of the Final 12 of American Inventor Show are going to try to do a live Group Blog event this Sunday, May 12 at 9pm (EST) at http://www.americaninventorspot.com.

    They will discuss their experiences, dish about everything and answer your question. Please spread the word if you know anyone who may enjoy such an event and join in if you are interested.
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    Taybrian1

    [17]May 20, 2006
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    I only have one grip about that baby seat. Imagine having twins or triplets. Two or three of those things won't fit in an average sized car. Thats why I didn't want the baby seat to win.
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    trmeesseman

    [18]May 21, 2006
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    Taybrian1 wrote:
    I only have one grip about that baby seat. Imagine having twins or triplets. Two or three of those things won't fit in an average sized car. Thats why I didn't want the baby seat to win.


    So let me get this straight... if you can't have your triplets saved, you don't want anyone's babies to be saved? That is horribly selfish...

    Buy a Suburban.
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    Pistol_Star

    [19]May 23, 2006
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    trmeesseman wrote:
    Taybrian1 wrote:
    I only have one grip about that baby seat. Imagine having twins or triplets. Two or three of those things won't fit in an average sized car. Thats why I didn't want the baby seat to win.


    So let me get this straight... if you can't have your triplets saved, you don't want anyone's babies to be saved? That is horribly selfish...

    Buy a Suburban.


    lol, dont have 3-4 kids then
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    pinto_believer

    [20]May 24, 2006
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    antdude wrote:
    I noticed the revised one uses clear through glass/plastic? Is that a bit dangerous if the car gets smashed or something and squishes/cracks the baby car chair?

    There's no way there would be any glass in the product. And clear plastic is no less safe than any other color of plastic, transparent or not. Janusz seems like a pretty compitent engineer who knows what is and is not safe. Though the outer shell is plastic, there's no way he would make the frame out of anything other than metal.

    The nausea concern I would imagine is something worth considering. I don't put a whole lot of stock in Mary Lou Quinlan's "like a womb" analysis. With an unborn child, I'm sure the movement is much more restricted than the movement of Janusz's safety seat. (Otherwise, not to be intentionally morbid but can you imagine how many more unborn babies would be strangled by their own umbilical cords?)

    And as for Taybrian1's concerns about families with triplets: I guess she has a point. (Pistol_Star doesn't seem to know how babies are made.) But that makes it unappropriate for what, 0.1% of American families? (I totally made up that number.) You can definitely fit two in a backseat, so only families with triplets, quadruplets, etc. would be affected. It's a small enough minority that it doesn't really detract from the capacity this product has to completely revolutionize an entire market.

    Edited on 05/24/2006 1:05am
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