10 year old invents device to stop babies dying in hot cars 5 years ago

10 year old invents device to stop babies dying in hot cars

He's hoping it'll save lives.

A boy in the US has come up with an invention to prevent babies from dying in hot cars.

Ten-year-old Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas worked to create the 'Oasis' after a baby in his neighbourhood died of heatstroke, he told Fox News.

“When a baby named Fern died down the street, I came up with the idea because it was on the news and everything.”

The Oasis is a small box with a sensor that prompts air ducts to blow cool air when it gets too warm. It also has an antenna to alert authorities and the baby's parents.

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Bishop intends for the device to be attached either to baby car seats or to the back of the driver or passenger seat in a car.

He's been helped to develop his invention with a GoFundMe campaign which has raised over $20,000 so far.

The Curry family has submitted a patent for the device and says a number of manufacturers are lined up to help Bishop bring the product to market.

An average of 37 children die from heatstroke after sitting in a hot car each year in the US, according to a study at San Jose State University.