McKinney Boy’s Car Seat Invention Saves Lives

Bishop Curry V; 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.

His latest idea is getting more attention - a car seat that can help prevent hot car deaths in children.

"I made a clay prototype, and the invention's name is Oasis," Curry said.

Saddened by a hot car death of a 6-month-old named Fern in Mellissa, Bishop aspires to build a device that will detect when a child has been left inside a hot vehicle and alert parents to the child's situation. The device will also come with the technology to help cool down the child while he or she waits to be rescued.

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