Genius 11-year-old comes up with gadget to stop babies dying in hot cars

Rob Waugh

A clever 11-year-old has invented a gadget to stop babies dying in hot cars – after he read a story about a baby dying in his home town.

Bishop Curry, 11, calls his Wi-Fi enabled fan the ‘Oasis’ – and has secured $20,000 in funding on GoFundMe to develop it.

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His father, also called Bishop, says, ‘When he showed me that sketch I was so proud of him for thinking of a solution. We always just complain about things and rarely offer solutions.’

The gadget has sensors to detect if a baby is in the car seat, and if the temperature is high – and will alert parents via Wi-Fi, as well as triggering a fan to keep the child cool.

Bishop Curry Senior says, ‘We live in Texas where hot car deaths are far too common. 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. ‘