A restless young mind from Texas has wowed people around the world after he came up with a genius method to prevent small children from dying in locked cars after their parents leave them under the sun. This small device won’t make them better parents, but will certainly save their children’s life.
MEET BISHOP CURRY
He’s a creative 10-year-old from McKinney, Texas. Unlike other kids his age, Bishop likes to create and innovate with whatever he has at hand. He even created his own Trebuchet with some pieces of wood and a bucket. You know when you see a kid and think “He’s going to have a bright future”? Well, Bishop’s future is lit!
Texas has the unfortunate honor of leading the statistics on children’s deaths as they’re left locked inside a hot car. Parents usually leave their young ones under the hot sun, thinking everything will be alright, as they’ll “be back soon.”
Not too long ago, Bishop heard of yet another case of accidental death, but this time it hit close to home. The Currys immediately identified the place where 6-month-old Fern died when they saw it on the news.
SPRING INTO ACTION
Little Bishop’s mind started racing as he decided to create a device to help prevent this from happening again. If it helps to prevent even a single death, it would be all worth it.
He had several ideas on how to tackle the problem. He thought of a car seat cover with three fans and even a full car seat that would turn on the vehicle’s air conditioning system automatically.
THE FINAL IDEA
Instead, they decided to create a small gadget called “Oasis” that’s placed above the chair and behind the child’s neck. If it detects high temperatures, it emits cool air and alerts their parents and even the authorities via a small antenna.
A GREAT LINEAGE OF MEN
Bishop is named after his father, Bishop Curry the IV, which would make him the fifth in a long line of descendants. His father is an engineer at Toyota, so we can see where he got his itch for invention.
HIS FATHER IS HELPING HIM OUT
Bishop senior set up a GoFundMe page so people can donate and make the idea come true. They got in touch with a patent lawyer and have now finalized the appropriate proceedings to start manufacturing the device.
The media got ahold of the idea and Bishop ended up doing interviews for a lot of newspapers and news outlets. His father even filmed him as he thanked all the backers that decided to invest in his idea.
Bishop dedicates his after-school afternoons to create incredible things, like a ping pong ball cannon and a way to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt. His new gadget is the first step on a very lucrative and bright future.