Why a parent would ever leave their child in a car unattended for any length of time is beyond me. If you are with your child, you shouldn’t need a reminder to take them out of the car. But, to help those of us who can’t remember it is unsafe to leave your child in a hot car, Bishop Curry, a fifth grader from McKinney, Texas has invented a device called the Oasis, to help monitor the temperature inside your car.
If the temperature gets too high, the Oasis will turn on, and cool air will be emitted. The plan is to have a cover or a car seat that will be able to start cooling the air around the child until help arrives.
Parents and the authorities will be alerted once it has been activated too. Bishop got the idea for the Oasis after his neighbors 6-month-old baby died from heatstroke after being left in a car.
The organization Noheatstroke.org, states that 718 children have died from heatstroke since 1998 – all of the children who died had been left in a vehicle.
Every single death was preventable. Right now, Bishop only has a 3-D clay model of the Oasis. He and his father started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to begin manufacturing the device.
So far they have raised over $27,000 and plan also to get the Oasis patented. At a minimum, Bishop needs to have $20,000 to start making this life-saving device. All the money raised by the GoFundMe account will be used to get this device on the market.