A young inventor from Texas, Bishop Curry V, has created a device that could help prevent babies from dying in case parents leave them in the car.
Nationally, on average there are 39 children’s deaths caused by heat strokes that occur inside vehicles and Texas continues to lead the number of nationwide deaths, according to San Francisco University’s Department of Earth and Climate Science, with 7 deaths total. Now this new device can potentially be the solution that automakers still haven’t solidified.
According to Bemax Marketing, who personally interviewed the child and his family in McKinney, the whole inspiration to create the device started after a 6 month-old baby passed away inside a minivan last summer in Melissa, close to his own home. Bishop Curry V was really impacted with the situation, especially since he has a one year-old sister.
Bishop Curry V, unassisted, created the model called “Oasis” using a 3D printing software and attaching an engineered mechanism that activates when the temperature reaches 75°F. So far, Curry V has only been able to build one prototype, running on a battery taken out of his lie-detector, another device built by him.
“Oasis” was designed to be attached to the car seat, and once the certain high temperature is achieved, it would turn on its mechanisms and blow cool air on the child until the parents or the police have been notified.
His father, an engineer at Toyota, has already acquired a provisional patent for this device, while the family is currently raising money to get a formal patent and move on to larger productions.
Meanwhile, Curry V has future projects in hopes to impact the world. “I want to make a hover board that floats, no wheels,” he told Bemax Marketing.
The creativity runs in the family, even his younger brother, Isaiah, claims he already has various ideas for projects written down.