One 10-year-old Texas resident has come up with a concept for a device that’ll help keep an infant left in a hot vehicle alive until help arrives. Leave it to a 10-year-old to think of such a useful invention.
After an infant died in a minivan on a hot day close to Bishop Curry Jr.’s home, he became determined to come up with a solution to prevent any more infants from dying in hot cars.
“Sometimes babies fall asleep and they’re really quiet, so if you’re rushing home from work or you’re rushing to the grocery store, I could see how somebody could forget,” said Curry. “[But] they could have grown up to be somebody important.”
The Oasis is a small device that attaches to a car seat and senses when an infant has been left unattended, alerts parents or police by text, and blows cool air on the baby until help arrives. Like a tiny, super smart, personal air conditioner.
It’s only in the development stage right now, but the Currys have almost reached their $20,000 goal on gofundme to continue developing and testing the device. Plus, the young inventor is leveraging his business contact at Toyota: his Dad, who brought the idea to the company’s research team, which in turn, has shared it with their partners. Traction, big time.
The fifth-grader apparently has a mind for problem solving. And when we were ten, we could barely find Waldo!
Curry’s genuine appreciation for everyone’s support — not to mention his adorable smile — might just persuade you to make a contribution. So before deciding whether or not this is a legitimate project, check out what he has to say here:
We’re looking forward to Bishop blowing through that $20,000 mark on his crowdfunding page, and helping to make his genius contraptions available to parents everywhere.