This 10-year-old went viral after inventing a device, that is designed to prevent babies from dying in hot cars. Bishop Curry came up with this idea right after learning that his neighbor’s 6-month-old child died from a heatstroke. Way ahead of his time, the 5th-grader constructed a 3D clay model and started a GoFundMe page with his dad, aiming to go from concept to creation.
The sad statistics show, that since 1990, more than 800 children are thought to have died from heatstroke in the US after being left in hot vehicles. Thanks to Bishop, this number might be stopped from growing.
The amazing gadget was called Oasis and it monitors the temperature inside the car. Once it rises to a certain level, Oasis emits cool air and automatically alerts parents and authorities via antenna.
So far, Bishop and his dad managed to raise almost $31,000 on their GoFundMe page. All that money will be used to manufacture the invention and secure the patent.
If you agree that it’s a brilliant idea, go to their website and help them out!
Know The Risks
It is known that kids are at a special risk for heatstroke in cars because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s.
According to KidsAndCars.org, it doesn’t even have to be that hot, some kids have died when the temperature was as low as 60 degrees. A child dies when the body temperature reaches 107 degrees, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It’s important to take action and call 911 whenever you see a child alone in a car – you could save the kid’s life!
To make sure that you know all the risks, check out this article for more information.
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