11-Year-Old's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017550 views
Published: August 17, 2017

Bishop Curry is an 11-year-old boy from Texas that has his mind set on making the world a better place. And he plans on doing it by taking action against a problem that is very common in recent history - hot car deaths. He is very curious, which is not at all unusual for a kid, but after seeing a very disturbing and sad news article about a 6-month-old who died in a hot car, little Bishop knew he had to make sure something like that never happened again.

So Bishop started to build a prototype of a device that would send a notification if a baby or a child is left alone in a car. The device is designed to be attached to a car seat or a headrest, and it would send a simple notification to the parents' smartphones and the police so they can intervene as fast as they can. Even better, while help arrives the device blows cold air in the car so the temperature can drop to a safer level.

He called this contraption "Oasis", and is currently being patented by Bishop and his dad. Even though the inspiration for this device is an awfully tragic event, the determination of this young boy should be a motivation for everyone that feels like they can help and make the world a better place. Things don't always go our way, and taking matters into our own hands can mean all the difference for someone else.

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