A 10-year-old from McKinney, Texas, is changing the game when it comes to parents forgetting their children in the car.
Bishop Curry V was inspired to change those statistics when a baby died in a neighboring town after being left in a hot minivan this summer. It hit close to home for this youngster because he has a baby sister himself.
The fifth-grader created and constructed the Oasis, a gadget that attaches to the top of a child’s car seat. A sensor would detect a child locked inside the car and blow cool air on them while the device sent a text message to local police and parents alerting them that a child had been left in the car. Until aid arrives, cool air will be blown on the youngster.
Curry is still in the process of designing the Oasis, but he’s already obtained a provisional patent, as well as interest from Toyota—where his father, Bishop Curry IV, works as an engineer.
We’re so inspired by this budding inventor who’s using his creative genius to save the lives of others, much like this innovative 4th grader who created her own homemade device to prevent babies from being left in hot cars.