An incredible young boy is working on a device that could prevent babies from dying in overheated cars.


Bishop Curry, aged 10, was inspired to create the device after he learned that his neighbour’s six-month-old baby had died from being in an overheated car.


“When a baby named Fern died down the street (from a hot car death), I came up with the idea because it was on the news and everything,” he told Fox News.


The device, which Bishop has named the Oasis, would work by emitting cool air and using an antenna to alert parents and the authorities.


Bishop has created a clay model prototype on which he intends to base his design. The device is shaped like a small box with ducts in a honeycomb pattern. When temperatures rise inside the car, a sensor would tell the device to start blowing the cool air.


Then, an antenna would alert local authorities and parents to come to the child’s aid. The device could be placed on the backseat headrests of the driver and passenger, or on a car seat.



He and his family are fundraising to raise money to make his dream a reality. “I got lots of help from my parents,” the youngster explained.


On their GoFundMe page, Bishop’s dad explains: “I set up this GoFund me to help my son Bishop raise the funds needed for his invention to go from concept to creation. We live in Texas, where hot car deaths are far too common.


“Bishop is a 5th grader who is fascinated with making things. From creating a home-made catapult and ping-pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt.


“Bishop already has a provisional patent and a 3D model of his invention. Based on guidance from our legal team, $20K is the minimum that it will take to help Bishop complete his journey to save lives.


“ALL of the funds that you donate will go towards the attorney fees needed to finalise the patent, prototyping fees, and to help identify a manufacturer.”



So far, the family have raised $24K for his incredible invention, and his invention patent is awaiting approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


His classmates and friends are very interested in the young entrepreneur’s plans. “They want to work for me,” Bishop said.


The brainy youngster has big plans for his future inventions, and even wants to build a time machine!