He may only be 11-years-old, but Bishop Curry is already working on a solution to help end the tragic deaths of children in hot cars.
Last year, the Texas boy learned of a 6-month-old baby in his neighborhood who died after being left in a hot car. Curry became very distraught by the news and couldn’t understand why no one was doing anything to help prevent these deaths.
Just hours after learning of the infant’s death, Bishop created a prototype of a device he believes could have saved the child’s life. “It made him sad, and at that point, the wheels started turning in his mind,” Bishop’s father, Bishop Curry IV, told CBS News.
“He came up with a way to prevent it from happening.” Bishop called his invention, “Oasis,” and his dad recalled, “When he showed me that sketch I was so proud of him for thinking of a solution,” Curry said. “We always just complain about things and rarely offer solutions.”
Bishop designed a fan that would automatically turn on when it detects the inside of a car has reached a certain temperature. “The device detects if vehicle comes to stop, using GPS technology,” Curry explained.
“It then detects if a child is in that car seat and if the car is heating up. If all of those things are taking place it blows cold air on the child through an internal cooling system.”
At the moment, Bishop only has a 3-D clay model of the device, but his father began a GoFundMe campaign for the Oasis in January, which has already raised over $45,000, exceeding its goal of $20,000.
Bishop, who will begin sixth grade in the fall, told Fox News last week that in addition to his parents, his classmates and friends are fully behind his project. “They want to work for me,” he said. When Bishop grows up, he said he wants to center his career around inventions, including a time machine.
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