11-Year-Old's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

MCKINNEY, TX - An 11-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas could potentially put an end to hot car deaths.

Bishop Curry is a young inventor who loves gardening and all things technology. When a baby from his neighborhood died after being left in a hot car, he never wanted something like that to happen again.

Curry invented Oasis, a device that will sit on a car seat and detect movement if a baby is left in the car. It will blow cool air on the baby and call emergency responders.

The 11-year-old prototyped his idea with the help of his dad, Bishop Curry IV, and asked him to pitch it to his employer, Toyota. The father and son team made a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of a patent and initial manufacturing and raised more than $46,000.

Curry says he feels awesome to be able to make something that will actually help people. “I never even knew it would get this far. I made twice the amount I was going for.”

Business students from Miami Dade College reached out to the young inventor and volunteered to put together a marketing plan, business strategy and website as part of a class project.

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