11-year-old Texas boy invents device to prevent child hot car deaths

Child hot car deaths a tragedy that can be prevented

Since 1998, 829 children have died due to Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke in the US only and studies say 80% of child hot car deaths were age three and younger.

But one bright 11-year-old boy who was tired of these senseless and tragic deaths decided to do something about it. 

Bishop Curry, The 5th grader has developed something called the Oasis, a smart tool that detects temperature inside the car.

Once it gets to a certain level, the device start blowing out cold air and instantly alerting parents via antenna.

I Don’t Think Babies Should Die in Hot Cars | Bishop Curry | TEDxPlano

The material is meant to be installed into a baby car seat, will detect whether there is still a child in the vehicle once it has stopped moving.

Oasis received a temporary patent license on the device-material april last year

GoFundMe campaign page was launched to help him raise money to start production on the life-saving device. 

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To Donate to support his manufacturing efforts click here: Manufacturing Oasis

The GoFundMe Team donated 1000$: “Happy #GivingTuesday! We’re honored to celebrate Kid Heroes like you. Thanks for inspiring us and changing the world!” -The GoFundMe Team

After raising more than $50,000 Bishop Curry IV updated the GoFundMe page to say: “Thanks to your generosity my child received a licence for his life-saving device, and he is now one step closer to his mission to end The Sobering tragedy of child Hot Car Deaths.”

Never leave a baby in the car – even for a minute, experts warn

A baby’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s does.

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Avoid Needless Child hot car Deaths

A baby’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s does.

When a child is left in a hot car, his major organs begin to shut down when the temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F).

A kid can die when his temperature reaches 107 degrees F.

What happens when a baby is left in a hot car? TRUE STORY

I was 8 years old when mom left me in the car while she went in to a tanning salon.

“I obviously didn’t die as I am replying to this question but I did come closer…”


This was somewhere around 3–4 in the afternoon which is the hottest time of the day in southern states. 

The Jeep was turned completely off and the sun was pouring in. I was ok for a minute, but I began to not be able to breathe. 

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child hot car deaths: a tragedy that can be prevented

Time passed and I couldn’t focus on my homework as instructed to do while my mom took care of her looks.

I opened car door into wall which I knew was going to get me in trouble, but with no keys I couldn’t roll down the hot car windows and had to manually unlock the vehicle just to let some fresh air come in. ( I had been told not to do so because someone could come kidnap me or steal valuables from the car ).

Finally, my moms neighbour Mrs. Sophia passed in front of the car and I quickly asked her if she could please turn on the car air conditioner or just call my mom for me. She went in to find her. As soon as she got in the car I was yelled at for bothering people and because I was sweaty and stinky.

Will the 11-year-old boy’s invention succeeds preventing child hot car deaths?

Child hot car Deaths is a issue automakers have tried to tackle for many years, but so far failed to come up with a sure-fire solution.

Auto safety groups have called for car manufacturers to do more, but for several reasons – cost, technology, liability and privacy issues – there is still no foolproof way of preventing overheated car deaths or warning of the possibility before they happen.

Will the 11-year-old boy’s invention succeeds preventing child hot car deaths? A question only time can tell us the answer to.

Look Before You Lock – Make look before you leave a routine whenever you get out of the car.

Avoid Needless Child hot car Deaths

Ultimately, everyone can help keep our children safe from the dangers of heatstroke and hot cars deaths – including program directors, teachers, staff, drivers, parents, and family members.

Please join us in spreading the word about child heatstroke and remind everyone in your community to “Look Before You Lock!”

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