According to the statistics, since 1998 around 712 children are thought to have died from heatstroke in the US after being left in hot vehicles. Now thanks to a brilliant 10-year-old boy named Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas, tragic and preventable deaths like these could soon be a thing of the past.
The fifth grader has invented a clever 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 via an antenna. He named it the Oasis. 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 raise over $24,000 for their invention on 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 life.