Going by statistics noheatstroke.org, since 1998 around 712 children are thought to have died as a result of heatstroke in the US alone after being left in hot vehicles. But kudos to a smart 10-year-old boy named Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas, tragic and avoidable deaths like these could soon be an history. The fifth grader has created something called the Oasis, a smart little gadget that monitors the temperature inside the car. Once it gets to a certain level, the device emits cool air while simultaneously alerting parents and
authorities through an antenna. The idea for the Oasis came to Bishop after he learned that his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant had died from being in an
overheated car, and although he only has a 3-D clay model of the device at the
moment, he and his father have so far managed to come up with over $24,000 for their invention through GoFundMe. The money will go towards manufacturing the device as well as securing the patent for it, so if you haven’t already, head on over to their fundraising page and help to bring this brilliant project to fruition. Since 1998 around 712 children have died in the US alone after being left in hot vehicles.
One of them, sadly, was a 6-month-old infant who lived next door to 10-year-old Bishop Curry.
After learning about it, the boy made up his mind to prevent this, and invested
a device called Oasis.
The Oasis monitors the temperature of the car and emits cool air when the
vehicle gets too hot.
The clever device will also use an antenna to quickly notify parents and authorities
However they’ve tried to come up with over $24,000 on GoFundMe, with money going towards securing a patent as well as manufacturing the device.