11 Year Old Kid Invents Solution To Prevent Hot Car Deaths
It’s estimated that at least 700 children have died from heatstroke since 1998, their deaths were said to be a result of being left alone in a vehicle on a hot day.
No doubt this would be any parents worst nightmare, having to come back to their vehicle to realize that they forgot about their child and that their negligence cost them something they’ll never get back.
For the parents who have had this happen to them, we often hear of many different reasons as to why the situation came about.
Quite often you will hear that the parent simply forgot about the child, other times it is because the parents weren’t even aware that the child had gotten into or was playing inside the vehicle. On the worst occasions, there has even been circumstances where parents have intentionally left their child in the car, knowing what harm would come to them.
It is an issue that we hear about every summer, many radio broadcasts and other announcements try to remind parents to check twice when leaving the car. They are hoping to impress the need on the public for them to re-check that they haven’t forgotten their children or pets in the car on a hot day.
A New Idea....
One 11-year-old kid in Texas recently experienced the death of his neighbor’s baby and he wanted to do something about it. He grabbed a piece of paper (seen above) and started brainstorming and drawing ideas for potential solutions to the problem.
Lucky for him, his dad worked for Toyota. The boy, Bishop Curry, went on to invent a device that could work to prevent hot car deaths in the future.
His invention is The Oasis fan and it’s already got a GoFundMe page that’s garnered tens of thousands in donations for the project. It is also alleged that Curry and his family are formally searching for a patent for the idea.
How does it work?
Curry imagined a device that would be installed right into the car seat of the child. The device would have the ability to detect whether there was a child in the car once the vehicle comes to a stop and if the temperature starts to get too hot, then the device will start blowing out cold air.
Not just that, but the device will also be able to send a text message to the parent of the car that their child has been left behind. If there is no response from the parent, then the device will look to send a warning message to alert health professionals like paramedics and police in the area.
They've already far surpassed their funding goal and it might not be very long before we see this solution come to market and start to see car seats being sold that have this technology.