It happens every summer, and it’s tragic. In fact, 39 children die every year from being left in a car–either accidentally or on purpose–and it’s always heartbreaking. But one 10-year-old #BrownBoyGenius is looking to change things.
After hearing about yet another hot car death not far from his home, Bishop Curry V decided to do something.
He designed a device called “Oasis” that attaches to a car seat and would blow cool air onto the child if it detects they’re still in the car. The invention is in the planning phase, but Bishop is eager to turn it into a reality.
“It would be a dream to have lots of inventions that would save many lives,” the 10-year-old told a local NBC station.
It’s not just a dream, either. Bishop’s dad is an engineer with Toyota and the pair recently traveled to Michigan to give a presentation about the device at a auto conference. They also have a provisional patent for the creation.
Kudos Bishop! You’re going to change lives!