Alissa Chavez

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Alissa Marie Chavez is an American inventor and entrepreneur. She is known for her invention "Hot Seat", an alarm for child car seats being left occupied, which she invented as a teenager.[1] She is the founder and CEO of the company Assila.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chavez was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by her single mother, a childcare owner.[2]


At age 14, Chavez conceived the Hot Seat alarm as a science fair project, after hearing that many babies died from being left in cars.[1] She later refined the idea and patented it, helping people with newborn care.[3]

In 2019 she announced a new invention, a baby bottle that stores water and dried formula separately, for mixing when needed.[4]


  1. ^ a b Bailey, Deborah A. "Alissa Chavez Inventor of the Hot Seat: Child Car Hot Seat Safety Device on Women Entrepreneurs Radio". The Secrets of Success Blog – Women Entrepreneurs Radio. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2019 Latina of Influence Alissa Chazez – CEO of Assila LLC Producers of the Product Hot Seat". Hispanic Lifestyle. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ US 9000906  "Vicinity motion detector-based occupant detection and notification system."
  4. ^ Robinson-Avila, Kevin (5 February 2019). "'Hot Seat' inventor at it again". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 8 October 2019.