It’s absolutely heartbreaking the number of children who have died from heatstroke since 1998.
The high number of heatstroke dates are often in line with children being locked in a hot car for long periods of time without access to cold water or even fresh air.
Over 712 lives have been lost in senseless and preventable ways. It’s a summer time topic of discussion every parent dread to talk about and it’s a topic every parent is scared about.
Leaving your child in a locked car with no window open for a long period of time is never a good idea. It can often have deadly consequences and it’s preventable.
Thankfully people are coming up with incredible inventions and ideas that will hopefully prevent children from dying of heatstroke as a result of this deadly mistake.
Bishop Curry, who is just 10 years old, is one of those people. He desperately wants to help to try and save people’s lives.
At the moment there are very few solutions to help prevent children from dying from heatstroke.
It’s a preventable accident, but people often forget about it.
It would be handy if something was available to the child in the car that could help them in deadly situations like being locked in a hot car.
A brilliant 10-year-old boy named Bishop Curry created a prototype for a device that could save lives.
He got the idea for the Oasis after he learned that a neighbour’s six-month-old baby had died after being left in an overheated car.
Although it’s currently a 3-D clay model, Bishop’s incredible and creative design incorporates both cooling applications as well as being able to alert authorities and parent a via antenna that a child has been left in a hot car.
So far, Bishop and his dad have raised over $24,000 through a GoFundMe account to help pay for the patent and the manufacturing costs.
“We live in Texas where hot car deaths are far too common,” the boy’s father, also called Bishop Curry, wrote on the GoFundMe page.
“Bishop already has a provisional patent and a 3D model of his invention”.
He also added: “Bishop is a 5th grader who is fascinated with making things. From creating a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt.”
The 10-year-old also has a one-year-old sister, he told NBC that “it would be a dream to have lots of inventions that would save many lives”.
It’s an ingenious idea that could save lives, and it’s made even more special because this simple idea was thought of by such a young and incredible child.
Because of his incredible idea, Bishop could go on to save countless lives with his invention!
This device is truly incredible.
If you want to learn more about it, you can watch the video below!
Here are some other world changing inventions created by young people
Trampoline – George Nissen
George Nissen was a gymnast who invented the trampoline when he was only 16 years of age in 1934! He was inspired to create the trampoline by the nets that caught trapeze artists, he wondered what would happen if they could bounce straight back up.
After all the hard work, he built the concept in his parent’s garage, he produced an iron frame attached to a stretched canvas which he originally called “the Bouncing Rig”
TV – Philo Farnsworth
Philo Farnsworth found a way to project images onto a piece of glass when he was 14 years old. Farnsworth conceptualised this when he was ploughing the fields on his family’s farm!
Looking at the rows of dirt he was making on the ground, he visualised how he could invent a television. This was by breaking down images into parallel lines of light, capturing them and transmitting them as electrons for them to go on a screen for people to view. His idea was so complex that even scientists who helped him were baffled.
Calculator – Blaise Pascal
In 1642, Pascal invented the first calculation machine for his father who was a tax collector when he was only 18! It was the size of a shoebox, it could add, divide, subtract and multiply, by using a series of toothed wheels turned by hand.
It could handle all numbers up to 999,999. Obviously, the calculator was invented by a kid, all kids hate doing maths. Pascall went on and invented probability theory, the hydraulic press, the syringe and roulette.
Braille – Louis Braille
Arguably one of the greatest inventions ever made! 15-year-old Louis Braille invented a way f0r blind people to read with his now-famous dotted reading mechanism. Louis was blind since he was three years old, he received a scholarship at age ten to attend France’s National Institute for the Blind. The school taught its students to read by touch, with specially made books but they were large and expensive to make, making it almost impossible to read!
in 1821, a French soldier visited the school to introduce sonography, which is a code language read by fingertip to help soldiers communicate at night without a light or making noise. Braille, was fully focused and chose to study sonography very closely.
In 1824, when he was only 15 years old, he invented a simple system of small raised dots that were read by touch. This lead to students being able to read Braille’s system much faster than sonography, and it quickly became the standard language at the school, and for blind people all over the world. This has given blind people access to the same information as their sighted peers, helping them live a far more fulfilling life!
New Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis – Jack Andraka
Jack is an ordinary kid who invented a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer, at only 15 years of age! This invention is revolutionary as the test is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive, and over 100 times more sensitive than any other diagnostic test to ever be created.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers in existence, with a horrifying five-year survival rate of 6%. 40,000 people die of it each year, partly because the diagnosis is often diagnosed later after the cancer has already spread.
Jack invented a small dipstick style probe that uses a sixth of a drop of blood and senses a protein called mesothelin which is produced by the cancer, taking only five minutes to complete a test. Jack Andraka’s might just be responsible for saving untold numbers of lives.
Thermoelectric Flashlight – Ann Makosinski
Ann Makosinski, from Canada, was fifteen when she designed and built a thermoelectric flashlight that transforms the heat from your hand into a source of energy, this is done without the need for any batteries or electricity!
Her invention was inspired by the story of her friend in the Phillippines, who failed at school due to having no light to study once it got dark.She calls her device the Hallow Flashlight, it uses Peltier tiles – is a device which produces energy when one side is heated and another side is cooled, which helps the light last for over 20 minutes.
Makosinski has a refreshingly decisive view of our world: “You can’t just sit around waiting for new technologies to evolve and for the Earth to save itself! We all have different but important roles to play in this world!”
Exhaust Filter – Param Jaggi
A wave of genius struck 15-year-old Param Jaggi in 2008 when he was sat at a stop sign behind a car in Plano, Texas. He was watching the exhaust from the car in front of him slowly pollute the atmosphere further, he figured, why not turn that into oxygen? He did this by utilising the one resource every teen knows all too well: “Being self-driven and using that great resource which is Google, I went online and figured out most of what I wanted to learn,” said Jaggi.
Jaggi designed a small device that plugs into a muffler and removes almost 89% of the carbon dioxide from a car’s exhaust through a live colony of algae, which sucks in the CO2 from the exhaust and applies photosynthesis, and then released oxygen and sugar back into the air. Param actually applied for a patent in 2009 and has been trying to improve the filter’s design since then!
He has also been busy getting endless awards from the likes of Environmental Protection Agency and Forbes, not to mention also owning his own company called Evoviate.
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