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10-Year-Old Boy Invents A Genius Device To Stop Children Dying In Hot Cars After His Neighbor’s Death
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10-Year-Old Boy Invents A Genius Device To Stop Children Dying In Hot Cars After His Neighbor’s Death

According to statistics, since 1998 around 712 children are thought to have died from heatstroke in the US alone after being left in hot vehicles. But thanks to one bright 10-year-old boy called Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas, tragic and preventable deaths like these could soon be a thing of the past.

The fifth grader has invented something called the Oasis, a clever little gadget that monitors the temperature inside the car. Once it gets to a certain level, the device emits cool air while simultaneously alerting parents and authorities via an antenna. The idea for the Oasis came to Bishop after he learned that his neighbour’s 6-month-old infant had died from being in an overheated car, and although he only has a 3-D clay model of the device at the moment, he and his father have so far managed to raise over $24,000 for their invention on GoFundMe. The money will go towards manufacturing the device as well as securing the patent for it, so if you haven’t already, head on over to their fundraising page and help to bring this brilliant project to life.

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Since 1998 around 712 children have died in the US alone after being left in hot vehicles

One of them, sadly, was a 6-month-old infant who lived next door to 10-year-old Bishop Curry

After learning about it, the boy decided he could prevent this, and created a device called Oasis

The Oasis monitors the temperature of the car and emits cool air when the vehicle gets too hot

The clever device will also use an antenna to alert parents and authorities

So far they’ve managed to raise over $24,000 on GoFundMe, with money going towards securing a patent as well as manufacturing the device

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Captain Planet
Community Member
5 years ago

The problem is bad parenting.... You can never substitute that with a tool.

Michelle Bissenden
Community Member
5 years ago

Even the best parents make mistakes. Ones they have to live with for a lifetime. There but for the grace of god go I (and I'm not religious)

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Even if this doesn't work out well, I see better things down the road. He really is a genius. His home made trebuchet, and his mastery of English, at his young age, tend to set him apart.

Debbie Lyn Jones (Deb)
Community Member
5 years ago

He has a good heart and means well. I hope he never stops caring to find ways to make our world better and safer.

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

Hmm, there's no information about how it would create cold air and something that small doesn't look like it could do that to any significant degree. It's a bit odd to report this without this important information.

Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah I watched the video to try and see how this might work but zero info.

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Alec
Community Member
5 years ago

Cute kid and sweet idea but not exactly viable from a technical perspective. Should he be praised for his kindness and initiative? Yes. Does this merit a gofundme campaign that raises tens of thousands of dollars? No.

Ricky Couture
Community Member
5 years ago

You mean to say a 10 year oId didn't find the soIution to kids dying in hot cars after aII? I mean, reaIIy. This money went his way because it's an awesome story, and it furthers his passion for changing the worId for the better in the Iong-run. So it's Iess about funding the technoIogy than it is about investing in a compassionate, inventive chiId. Not exactIy the kind of thing I'd find an issue with.

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Thomas Kolev
Community Member
5 years ago

There is another thing that could prevent children from dying in hot cars: DON'T LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN IN A HOT CAR, YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!

iblowsheep
Community Member
5 years ago

" he only has a 3-D clay model of the device at the moment" Well if you don't at least have a working prototype, you haven't invented shit, just came up with a nifty idea.

Valentina
Community Member
5 years ago

Great idea which addresses tragic accidents. There is a market for this a perfected version of this device...which however should not give a false sense of safety. Rule n 1 remains NO children and NO furry ones left unattended in cars under the sun. Kid's a genius with a sense of community, kudos to him and his family.

Debbie Lyn Jones (Deb)
Community Member
5 years ago

I got in the habit long ago of checking to ensure my car is in park, my lights are off and I check the back seats before I get out. 5/5 of my children survives. Now, this habit has me ready as I grow older, since I think my worst fear now is forgetting to put it in park and it rolling back and over someone. Oh and I have a new routine for starting to drive >> I not only check to ensure the way is clear - but I take a moment - breath and focus on the gas and the break. Basically, I slow my roll and give myself time to get ready. If I think I am going to run late > I call. Rushing can be what leads to deadly mistakes.

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

It's sad we have to invent devices to prevent kids/animals dying because their parents/owners are simply stupid and have no imagination.

Debbie Lyn Jones (Deb)
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a mom of 5. I don't think I've ever had a quiet moment which would lead me to forget my kids were in the car, or the house, or .... anywhere. In fact, it is when it is quiet - I know to be alarmed. Yes, I do understand busy but... taking a moment to look over your vehicle - inside and out before rushing forward > can save lives. My kids are grown > but I still do it - preparing for my senior years. I really want to keep driving but I want to be responsible and not cause harm. You know?

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Rudi Toombs
Community Member
5 years ago

After reading a lot of these comments, I'm surprised to see all the hostility. Should you leave kids or pets in your car? No, absolutely not. Should you need a reminder to get your loved ones out of the car? No, but horrible, horrible mistakes happen. I don't think this little device condones and encourages leaving your child in the car, but I do think that a sweet little boy tried to come up with an idea to prevent this from happening. I think it would be awesome if they could get a prototype that works for testing. I don't see how this is that much different than all the advances they have made in cars to allow us to be less observant drivers (i.e. lane drifting alerts, back up cameras, etc.). You travel with your children and family and yet we have these things that help keep drivers focused. Shouldn't you be extremely focused on driving so you don't crash and kill people? I just think that as horrible as it sounds to feel like we need something like this, maybe its for the best. :(

Klara Aurelis
Community Member
5 years ago

While I don't think it is an encouragement, or at least not intended at one, I don't think that will stop people of the kind who leave their children in the car already from treating it as one ... that is, assuming they will get the device instead of just assuming that they are the best parents ever and thus don't need one. Because seriously.

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Fairsher
Community Member
5 years ago

To me car seats should have an alarm that sounds off whenever the weight of a baby is sitting in the seat and the temp. reaches a set temp. an alarm sounds. Why this has not been done yet baffles me. We have alarms for everything, why not something that saves lives.

Enea
Community Member
5 years ago

I like your idea: whenever there's a weight on another than the driver's seat AND the seat belt is fastened (to avoid the reaction with cargo), an alarm should go off whenever the car is locked from the outside. That would be a pretty straightforward feature and not only alert parents but also bystanders, hence avioding that babies are deliberately left in the car. The alarm thing has become a standard feature for drivers who 'forget' to put their seatbelt on, why not also install a similar alarm to disable people from leaving their babies in the car? The problem I see with the above gadget is that it implies that it is ok to leave the kid in the car when it's not too hot - which it never is.

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Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

Misleading headline. He didn't 'invent' anything except a red block at this point. Hopefully they can get it working though. Good on the kid for the idea. The cool air thing makes no sense at all, but I'll wait for details.

Jeff Bimbo
Community Member
5 years ago

you do realize that it does absolutely nothing right?! Its only a chunk of 3d printed plastic with zero functions.

fjw
Community Member
5 years ago

Whining about bad parenting isn't going to resolve the problem.

Sue Malin
Community Member
5 years ago

would be useful for dogs too

Kevin A
Community Member
5 years ago

I see potential in a device that would do this, but this just looks like a big Lego. No mention on how any of it works.

Jeremy Beltzhoover
Community Member
5 years ago

every comment i seen so far have not a thing to say about the real story; a young child is possessed of the empathy(in 2017);saw a child died from being left in a hot car. Said child invented a device that shows that he is affected sufficiently by a child dying to take time to create, and this is rare these days, and it is a wonderful idea.

Klara Aurelis
Community Member
5 years ago

So far he has an idea for a device. Whether or not it actually works enough to count it as inventing a device is still not yet known. Personally I wish him good luck, but the sad thing is that children should not have to start being responsible because some adults choose to be morons without common sense.

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Andrew Keane
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes you shouldn't leave a kid or animal in a hot car, but a smart person will know they lose the run of themselves too. This is good backup.

Keith Verret
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry but I don't see an invention. I see an idea with no thought shown as to how the idea could be made into an actual device. Maybe the idea has been developed further than the bad reporting job by the reporter (speaking as a 30year vet of TV news) indicates but there is not invention yet. I commend the kid for thinking beyond his age. And hope the reporter gets a day job in another field.

Sharon Russell
Community Member
5 years ago

Not trying to belittle this young man's innovative ideas, but I don't understand how a small device such as this can produce enough cold air for a long-enough duration to help. It couldn't hold enough refrigerant nor batteries to power it. And, on another note, any parent who could forget and leave their child in a car would probably forget to put this device in it. Or even turn it on.

Marian
Community Member
5 years ago

Damn it looks so fake i wonder how he could fit all these sensors and how this delivers cold air (0.o) in poorly printed thingy if it's empty on the inside (look at this on 0:58)

Tereza Skálová
Community Member
5 years ago

Great idea! No one want to left child in car, no one belive, it can happen. But those terrible cases are happening every year. So it is time to change it. Every car should have some device to control temperature, when someone is inside.

Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

... Like an aircon...?

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5 years ago

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Grumpy Santa
Community Member
5 years ago

Thermodynamically speaking, this is BS. In order to emit cooler air it needs to be putting the extracted heat somewhere. Being inside the car the heat does not escape. Someone is collecting a lot of money using this kid as the image to do so for a product that cannot work.

Bob Blaylock
Community Member
5 years ago

  How is this device supposed to produce cool air?  Keep in mind the size and power requirements of a standard air-conditioning unit, as well as the need to have part of it outside.  I just don't see how this device can possibly work.

Wombat34
Community Member
5 years ago

It doesn't emit cool air. That would defy physics. This is just nonsense.

Legally Blonde
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow... I don't know if I should be disappointed or amazed that a CHILD has taken the steps to try and fix this problem. Kudos to him.

Mountain Cracker
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh yeah that's great, could you be any more gullible? Look at this for what it is moron, a "social justice narrative" about a "genius" black child, pfffft.

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TheEngineerGuy
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this idea. I've been trying to come up with my own good idea but to no avail this far. It's why I just joined this community.

Jonathan Sands
Community Member
5 years ago

If you've left your child alone, so often in a hot car, that you feel you'd need a device like this, you've got much greater problems than just this gadget is going to solve.

MysticalMan
Community Member
5 years ago

So often you hear the comment, "Kids these days" as a complaint but it can also be, "Kids these days, they're great!"

Cesi Baca
Community Member
5 years ago

Emits cool air? Really wish they explained a little how that would work.

Phoenix Hocking
Community Member
5 years ago

This kid needs to go on Shark Tank. They'd help him get a patent and market it.

Jeri Studt
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html?utm_term=.1afe255d7ada

V4vendetta14
Community Member
5 years ago

So far it sounds like a $24,000 scam. My guess is that is that device doesn't contain a powered mini AC unit along with a cell phone to call out. Even if the device pairs with an autostart unit in the car those autostart units don't universally control the AC.

Claire
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow there are some horribly judgemental, ill-informed people on here. The majority of times the leaving of the child is an awful accident.

Marcin Kazimierski
Community Member
5 years ago

Accident? How can you forget about a child? Is that even possible? I have a habit of taking a wallet out of my pocket an putting it in an armrest (so I don’t have to sit on in through the way) and even though it is hidden within the armrest I never forget to take it with me when I get out of the car. If human mind is capable of remembering about a thing as tiny as a wallet I just can’t imagine how you can forget about a thing that is three feet tall, can speak or at least babble or cry, has a slightly annoying personality, and has been kicking your seat for the past twenty minutes.

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Jerry Mathers
Community Member
5 years ago

I am curious as to whether this will ever get traction. To me, if you are the kind of person that would purchase this device, you are also the kind of person that is smart enough to not leave your kids in a hot car for anything more than paying for gas. If you really are the kind of person that leaves your kids in a hot car for an extended period, then I doubt that you want to put a device in your car that will let cops know you did. Great thought, but unless these were installed at the manufacturer level, I really don't see it working.

Vivian Page
Community Member
4 years ago

Its sad that you fucking idiots are so NEGATIVE!!! This is a child that's at least trying to do something meaningful while the rest of you ADULTS sit on your asses and criticize others efforts! Smh fucking dickheads.

Gordon Christensen
Community Member
4 years ago

How will that little box take 150 deg air inside that car and cool it? Not going to happen. So he made a heat activated pager basicly.......

Rohinton Chinoy
Community Member
4 years ago

The product will need to be re-thought to work. China already sell venting fans for a few $$ which keep your car cool by circulating air. Thing is you cant generate cold air without also generating heat. Only hope is to circulate as much air as possible and monitor temps. The rest of his plan should work out.

Marco Alvarado Mirón
Community Member
5 years ago

I have read this article in several other sites and newspapers, and I have not been able to find technical details of how it is supposed to work. Seems to me that the kid only has an idea of what a device in his head should do, but has no knowledge nor the capabilities to make it into a working prototype, not so a genius to me.

Becky Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

this kids heart is in the right place, too bad the concept is flawed. If the parent is too spaced out to realize that the baby is still in the car, how is the device going to be activated? If it notifies the authorities if the vehicle gets to be a certain temp than it would have to be activated every time. Otherwise the owners would be fined during each outing above certain temps. However, parents forgetting their babies in the car... c'mon that is not actually the problem here.. it is the parents who go into Walmart and go shopping and either dont want to wake the baby, or don't want to take their baby in. People do not often forget their baby in the car. The offenders are the ones who just don't want to take their babies in the store or the house.

Judith Davidsen
Community Member
5 years ago

Parents do bad things to kids totally by accident. A baby really can slip out of your hands and land on the floor. And I expect the first few people who left babies or pet in hot cars did not realize the danger. But now we do, What happens in a sealed car on a hot day has been all over the news for several years now. So yes, people who do it anyway are guilty of negligence, of carelessness, of just plain f**k it!

Alex Mosebrook
Community Member
5 years ago

A sensor can be done. If you wired it into a car's onboard systems, you could even get it to open the windows and fire the car alarm. You could have it send a text to a phone, but... Just where on Earth does he get his cool air from? If he plans to use a chemical reaction to create cold breathable air, the device may need to be much larger, and may require something a little more complicated than 'leave this with your baby'.

Jim Kowalski
Community Member
5 years ago

Not a viable product. Shame on the news agency who promoted this. Unlimited funding could not make this product work. $24K could not make anything except the kids father some dough.

Linda Zarro
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought at first the device was something a parent or caregiver would hold in their HAND or fasten to a keychain as a reminder to them that their child was waiting in the car.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

Something along the lines of those keyfinders. Go further than XX meters from the other device and yours starts beeping, put device on kids clothes.

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Stijn V.
Community Member
5 years ago

i'm curious how the little box will emit cool air.

Grumpy Santa
Community Member
5 years ago

Thermodynamically defying magic.

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Pamela Antrup
Community Member
5 years ago

Kudos to him and great idea. I just hope it doesn't give parents a false sense of security. Shouldn't need to attach it if your children and/or animals aren't in the vehicle.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

The idea is impossible though, laws of physics and all that...

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Damion Linder
Community Member
5 years ago

Accidents happen, some are very fatal and those parents have to live with that for the rest of their lives. There is no excuse for leaving your child or children in a car alone period, I don't care if the air conditioning is on. Parents whom do this need mandatory parenting classes and a suspended license

Demis Dermentzopoulos
Community Member
5 years ago

HOW ? how can it emmit cold air ? Want one for my office. Kid saved as from global warming. And he didn't invent it. Just had the idea.

Suzan Webb
Community Member
5 years ago

It's pretty sad when you need a device to remind you of your child!

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
5 years ago

I was hoping they would actually explain how it works?!

Len Parker
Community Member
5 years ago

He just has the idea, they want to raise $ to figure out the how

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Ricky Couture
Community Member
5 years ago

PeopIe are way over-thinking this. ObviousIy the issue is poor parenting, but here this kid is actuaIIy trying to make the worId a better pIace. Are we too jaded to foster his passion, or can we overIook the Iogistics for a second and just appreciate what he's doing? Maybe this money won't save a singIe Iife, but I can guarantee it wiII do one thing -- it'II encourage him to keep thinking and creating, and give him confidence in putting his ideas out into the worId. I don't think it shouId be aII that profound to insist that that's a good thing.

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
5 years ago

no, he'll realize how easy it is to get money from people.........he'll go into mutual funds

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Michelle Bissenden
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm saddened to see how many are quick to judge. Yes it's horrific. Yes people should know better but do you not think the majority of these people who left their child are spending the rest of their lives in agony over it? There are multiple ways that this can happen and whilst we are all so damn sure we're too good or clever to do this ourselves, just think first. Sleeplessness, ghost driving, PND, many ways of losing the train of your actions for a moment. Shame on those who are so judgemental.

Debbie Lyn Jones (Deb)
Community Member
5 years ago

It just takes one twist > turn > and bend -- to look in the back seat. Just a few moments. I'm sure our children are worth a few moments of our time.

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Tiffany Harding
Community Member
5 years ago

All these negative comments can't we be happy about a kid who's thinking about others and is innovative enough to try to do something rather than be snarky on the internet?

Michelle Bissenden
Community Member
5 years ago

Apparently not. It's sad isn't it. The majority of people that do this do it accidentally and have to live with that for the rest of their lives. Then this kid sees a way to help.

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Doob
Community Member
1 year ago

and the fact that so many people are paying money for something that can just be fixed by caring for your child

Doob
Community Member
1 year ago

wow...

Nicholas Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago

People tell me I need to stop overanalyzing things but the funny thing is I am more aware than the people that say that so maybe they should take advice from me since they ain't aware of anything

Nicholas Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago

People need to be smarter and more aware these days

Nicholas Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago

I was at my work place and this lady was on her phone while her kid was climbing on different things, he was about to climb on the garbage can until I stopped and lucky I did because the kid would have tried to climb on it and would have fallen since the garbage can had wheels on it, my co-worker said it's not in our guidelines to watch their kids and I just look at her like no wonder why people are such pieces of shit, they only do things cause of money, I do things out of morals

Lauren Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

What ever happened with this invention? Maybe do a follow up story?

William Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

This a very old post. The device violates physical laws. I really wish this could work but even if it would work the only people that would use it are the people that would never leave a child, elder or animal in a hot car. I think it is great that this young man has taken the initiative to solve this problem. I just hope that this is not a scam orchestrated by others to steal money.

Lorand123123
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a get rich scheme , stealing an idea , calling it his own and making money out of peoples stupidity.

Damien McDallydally
Community Member
4 years ago

All they really show of the "invention" is a 3d-printed plastic block. "sits on the seat and detects when the inside gets too hot and blows cold air".. A few questions: Blows air.. how big of an airflow will a tiny plastic box create? Will it be enough to cool down anything at all or will it be like an 100yearold trying to blow out a birthdaycandle? So the box just sits on a carseat and blows air.. where does it get the air from? If it just recycles the air from inside the car.. the HOT AIR.. it would be like putting a hairdryer in the face of a toddler.. inside an allready hot car.. Is the point of the "device" to kill the kid faster to prevent extra suffering??? "invention".. All he "invented" was a pink plastic shell without anything inside.. My guess is the father did the actual planning, but they haven't done anything else than to print out the shell. A tiny box sits inside a car and blows enough air to cool down the inside of a car.. Batteries would last maybe 5min..

Mindy Keys
Community Member
4 years ago

10 year old boy smarter than over 712 parents!

Laura Pantazis
Community Member
4 years ago

The person who came up with the idea of using a retractable string to attach the baby to the keys was good (except it might pull on the keys while the car is in motion, so that needs work too). While great this kid makes inventions, this particular one isn't going to work. It is too small for a portable AC, even if he got it to work, the parent would have to remember to also bring that inside every time, and there is no way to power this that won't drain a battery quickly.

Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

Leave one shoe at the back with your child.

Marysia Mierzejewska
Community Member
4 years ago

Great idea and such a creative kid ... but Honestly - How about not leaving your child in the car ? What kind of SHIT PARENT is doing that? I mean - there is No excuse for such situation . None whatsover ... it gets me so frustrated ...

Valerie Schubert
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's say the device he invented works exactly how he wants. (God bless kids.. they are so smart and very inventive!!) You would have to deliberately leave your kid in a car and give him this in order for it to work, right?? I mean, why would you use it if you knew you would never forget you had the child you gave birth to; were totally responsible for; or were totally blind you never looked behind you when you left your car? Mix up at day care like some say??? WTF??? you do not know your kid is with you?? How can you not.. Most of the time they are a pain in the butt!! LOL.. ok ok they are a nice pain.. but you ALWAYS KNOW they are there!

Valerie Schubert
Community Member
4 years ago

OK.. your infant is sleeping in his car seat in the rear and not making much noise, I get that. But how the heck can you not remember you have your child with you?? Or they are a little older and complaining or whining about something, how can you not remember they are right behind you??? I have done dumb stuff when I was a new mom and left my purse on top of my car and drove off... but DAMN!! I never once forgot I gave birth!!!

Valerie Schubert
Community Member
4 years ago

I think, if a parent leaves a kid in the car by mistake or neglect it will not help in the least. If it is by mistake (although I cannot imagine how that could happen), a parent will not think they need this. If it by neglect or on purpose, a parent would never buy it. I think the kid who did this is amazing, it will just in no way stop the problem.

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Megan Braddock
Community Member
4 years ago

I get that everyone makes mistakes, it’s natural. But come on, how can you forget you have a baby or any aged kid or animal at that in the car with you. It gets twice or 3 times as hot inside a car then outside. I applaud this young man for being smarter then anyone and coming up with this invention.

Sandra Freeman
Community Member
4 years ago

Go to Shark Tank and ask for an investment.

Pollen
Community Member
4 years ago

give this kid a nobel prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M Voss
Community Member
4 years ago

This kid seems to have it going on! Smart, caring and innovative. I don't see what his families income or other peoples choices have anything to do with supporting him! Who knows what a mind like this will think of next. This boy is creating out of love, he sees a need and is trying to make the world a better place! KUDDOS!

ZEFCAT
Community Member
5 years ago

Use it for animals too!

Anilda
Community Member
5 years ago

You have a blessed future ahead of yourself!

Kelsey Goroncy
Community Member
5 years ago

How about a solar-powered mini air-conditioner? Leave it in the window, and as the sun beats down on it, it will cool the car.

Tradine Harrison
Community Member
5 years ago

sooooo how do you work this? attatch it to a child? u cant just put it in the car. the things would be going off all the time and no kids in car. just wondering?

Angelika Nesper
Community Member
5 years ago

For all the people here that proclaim so proudly that they could never ever forget about a child in the car - almost everybody who did thought so, too. Until it happened to them in a tragic accident. I used to think that they are neglectful parents but most of them aren't We just want to believe that couldn'r happen to us. But if you ever forgot your keys, your cellphone or wallet it could happen to you. There was a brilliant article, read it. It might change your view on that topic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html?utm_term=.da7b0c20e8fe

Rachelle Callender
Community Member
5 years ago

No excuses...never ever ever ever ever...leave your child in a hot car...none...never..no excuses...idc if they are sleeping...I had 5 kids 7 and under...I never did this....never.....no excuses....EVER....

DBGM
Community Member
5 years ago

Ok I don't know why this fuhkakkta site posted my reply seventeen different times and places but suffice it to say, you go long enough without proper sleep and have enough other stressors, this could happen to you.

Noah Lehr
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope the kid makes a fortune.

Will Teague
Community Member
5 years ago

Seriously, who cares what I think? There are so many presentational variables and planning criteria to ponder in this scenario (one no-brainer criterion is securing an investor willing to absorb the cost of the project - a forward-thinking insurance company, for instance). If his device is going to save lives, it must be made available to consumers on a world-wide basis at an affordable cost. The magicians of margin analysis/feasibility will dictate that point rather quickly, I should think. After all my verbosity has become fodder for cyclonic weather data, each datum having been thoroughly digested, the minutia left spat into a large bowl of logic for someone to mull over, perhaps freezing for later dissection, this clever young thinker-extraordinaire will still need some cleverness, and frankly a heaping helping of luck - that of the variety I now wish him.

KEN GILBERT
Community Member
5 years ago

The subject here was about a tool ,a preventive measure if you will, we all pray and hope it never happens to us,but accidents do happen to everyone, even those that are very responsible.we should look at this tool this boy has invented as a preventive tool , kind of like doing preventive maintenance on your car.When your tires get low tread life you buy new ones so that you don't have a blow out ,and wreck hurting people in the car.

Johana Murillo
Community Member
5 years ago

We have to be aware of this, because this ca be a sect or even worse a pyramid, what do I mean?, Well, there was a father here in Costa Rica who left his child inside the car, he "forgot" his own baby, and this unacceptable. Then, 3 years later he released a new car and bought a new house, so like we say here in Costa Rica he was "prized" for his "dirty job". So, thank you very much beautiful boy for make this invent, congratulations, and this can be helpul for the people who really forget their children but not the cell phone or the purse....or for those who just do it intentionally.

Kevin McCarthy
Community Member
5 years ago

how does this help? you buy a product to keep your CHILD from dying! how about not leaving them in the car. unneeded invention

S B
Community Member
5 years ago

I really don't think that parents will buy a device that will call police and CPS on them when they fuck up and almost kill their kids

Jaume De La Vega
Community Member
5 years ago

yes, because hot air + movement = cool air

Revgirl2017
Community Member
5 years ago

Good for you young man! If you save just one then you succeeded. I wish you all the best now and in the future. Keep inventing!

Jaka Batagelj
Community Member
5 years ago

Is this a joke? How can small empty 3d printed box blows cold air? Does anyone know how big the cooling system is in the fridge? What kind of bullshit is this? And even if it really blows cold air for some magical reason, in fully powered AC can't cool car for 15min how will this little fan?

Tracy Nagle
Community Member
5 years ago

Never give to someone you don't know on go fund me.

Stephen Jager
Community Member
5 years ago

A clay model? He didn't actually invent anything if all he has is a clay model.

Marsha Alsup
Community Member
5 years ago

Contact Onstar and see if they can incorporate itnot their items.Also need a model for older vehicles

Row Low
Community Member
5 years ago

Please help baby Izza! Either share post or donate. Anything helps. https://www.gofundme.com/izzas-needs-our-help

Jim Kowalski
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm sure he means well but there is no way a device like that could emit cool air even with unlimited funding. The temp monitoring and alerting might work. All he has is an empty rubber 3D printed box and a good idea.

Tina Thorbjornsen
Community Member
5 years ago

car companies should buy this and be installed in every auto mobile

Jerry Gwyn
Community Member
5 years ago

What a cool tool. If this story is real, this kid deserves a Nobel Prize. I wonder is his dad is an engineer.

Bruce Amrein
Community Member
5 years ago

How does it blow cold air in a car that reaches 130 degrees?

Jim Kowalski
Community Member
5 years ago

The rubber box in his hand is empty. It's sad that this news story presents it as an actual thing.

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Lorna Lawrence
Community Member
5 years ago

Why would you leave your most precious belonging in a car, well done young man for realising the wrong and trying to fix it , I would rather have left my money!!!! For one to leave such a gift unattended they need our prayers and support . 🌟

Glen Koths
Community Member
5 years ago

How much do they have to acquire before they announce that the device really doesn't work or do what they say it will do?

John Scanlon
Community Member
5 years ago

The problem is thermodynamics. To emit cold air the device has to pump heat out of the car, so a self-contained box attached to a seat simply can't do it. Also, I've invented a time machine and I'm looking for crowdfunding to develop it. The prototype is made of clay...

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

A pressurized can could generate a small amount of cold air, but nowhere near enough to make a difference.

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Brent Silvers
Community Member
5 years ago

Why not you Americans do what Australia's do: In all states and territories in Australia it is against the law to leave any minor in a vehicle unattended despite weather conditions. Fines are given to parents who break this law and will be assessed to see whether they are fit to be a parent by the Department of Children Services. It is a really effective system.

Leigha Whiteis
Community Member
5 years ago

If you need to be reminded to take your children out of the car you shouldn't be a parent.

Jack Walsh
Community Member
5 years ago

I very much doubt a 10 year old invented this...and it's not even invented yet...it's a clay model of an idea ffs.

Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Major eyeroll at all the people who are saying "Meh I could have done it myself". I too, could have become a Nobel laureate. I just didn't choose to.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

Not very hard to come up with a plastic toy and an idea. The idea isn't an actual invention though since it's plain not possible to do what they claim, it would violate the laws of physics.

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Tim Jansen
Community Member
5 years ago

I've just invented a revolutionary machine, i only have a drawing of it right now, that can *restore* children accidentally left in too hot cars from a backup. Can i get $24k too if i make a clay model? Clone_O_Ma...f98793.jpg Clone_O_Matic-594a276f98793.jpg

Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

No one's stopping you from trying. I'm sure you can find the GoFundMe page by yourself.

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Dan Mar
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing!!!!!

Marcin Kazimierski
Community Member
5 years ago

Kudos for the kid for trying to fix this problem but I believe that there already is a device that is supposed to be used when a parent leaves a child alone in a car and goes shopping: depravation of parental rights. What kind of stupid, lazy bastard you have to be to leave a child alone in a car for more than 2 minutes? It's sad that we live in a world where issues like this even exist.

Christopher Spencer
Community Member
5 years ago

I have a better solution. Don't be a shitty parent and leave your baby in the car on a hot day (or at all). And before anyone tells me I don't understand, I have 4 month old baby and this would NEVER happen.

Mirriam
Community Member
5 years ago

People should not start downgrading the kid's idea just because he did not further explain exactly how it works because as they mentioned it is just a design. You should not expect a young boy like that to already have a working prototype by now because he clearly said that it is he's main design and not he's finalised design. We should not be expecting to see a functioning prototype if he does not yet have final design for his invention. And plus there could always be that corrupted company that would not hesitate to steal an idea from a child and call it there's just for the money if they found out exactly how it works.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

There are a few pesky thing that we call the laws of physics, that tiny box simply can't produce cold air to make any difference. A pressurized can might be able to give a quick poof of cold, but nothing that would have any real effect.

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Peter Iorns
Community Member
5 years ago

What the.? A printed plastic box that 'blows cool air' isn't an invention any more than a printed plastic box that 'allows time travel' is an invention. Yes, the great idea here is promoting infant safety but $24K funding for what is essentially a physical impossibility. Are people plain morons? Wait... no... errmmm...

Ashley Paine
Community Member
5 years ago

This is really sweet. I'm proud of this young man, but in reality a gadget like this will only encourage people to do something they should NOT be doing, which is leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

Gadget won't do anything since gadget is impossible to create, he has a plastic toy and an impossible idea.

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Sandy Wright
Community Member
5 years ago

Great invention. Try taking it to Shark Tank. I bet they all would want to help you by funding this product

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

They would read the application and toss it in the bin, maybe laugh a bit since it is impossible to actually create.

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Sandy Wright
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a great invention. You should take it to shark tank. I'm sure they would team up with you to make this

Grumpy Santa
Community Member
5 years ago

No, it's thermodynamically not feasible. Where does the heat go extracted from the air to cool the air? Yep, still in the car. How much power would it take to run this? Some type of cooling system, a fan to move air around, ... it's all BS.

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Jamie DeRosa
Community Member
5 years ago

I applaud this young man for doing such a thing.... but the real problem here is PARENTS! .... THEY Should never leave their children alone in a car, nevertheless a HOT CAR!!! Nor should you leave an animal alone in a hot car ... it's just inhuman !!!!!!

Jamie DeRosa
Community Member
5 years ago

I applaud him for doing such an amazing thing.... But REAL PROBLEM is that the parents should NEVER leave their children in the car alone on a hot day ... or should they leave their pets!! .... It's just inhuman!

Amanda Job
Community Member
5 years ago

People can remember their damned phones but need a device to remember their children??? Ummm.. Does anyone else see something wrong with this bloody picture?

Denise Finelli
Community Member
5 years ago

Unfortunately, if any parent is dumb enough to leave a small child trapped in a hot car alone, then they will be too dumb to even buy or use this. At least the kid is thinking better than some adults are!

Nicole Evans Fisher
Community Member
5 years ago

Great idea but parents who would leave a child in a hot car wouldn't buy something like this.

Uni N
Community Member
5 years ago

Firstly they have to buy it if not it's no use

Amy Tarleton
Community Member
5 years ago

The parents who leave their kids in cars wouldn't purchase this. But it is cool.

kristine monica ong
Community Member
5 years ago

thank God for this brilliant child. his parents raised him well.

W Wayne Marlow
Community Member
5 years ago

There have been attempts to market such products before, but the attempts have failed because so many people have the judgemental, holier than thou attitude displayed by several of the posters. These types refuse to believe they could ever do this so they refuse to consider buying such a device. But a change in routine, especially if compounded by a lack of sleep, is all it taked.

Grumpy Santa
Community Member
5 years ago

The device cannot work. Learn a bit about thermodynamics.

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Damion Linder
Community Member
5 years ago

I think people whom leave their children in a car alone even for 5 min needs to have their license revoked and pay a hefty fine and take parenting classes. There shouldn't be any excuse why a child should be left alone period in a car etc..... no device should be a baby sitter, what if that device malfunctions,? What if it burst into flames???

Jaimee Collins-Bartlett
Community Member
5 years ago

that is the best i have seen all day since the last time i saw this A-good-nig...e891e9.jpg A-good-night-s-sleep-5949d75e891e9.jpg

Bonnie Alcorn
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm curious about how it is intended to work. I like the theory. What stops it from monitoring the temp when no one is in the car? Does it have to somehow be activated? Seems if the driver can remember to activate this device, they should be able to remember to take their kids or pets out of the vehicle.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

Not to mention, how is it supposed to violate the laws of physics and generate cold air in an amount that can make a difefrence?

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jacluckycat
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope all of you judging never have to experience the hell of losing your child and knowing you could have prevented it. It is an unimaginable horror that i hope none of you ever have to experience

Sitting Under a Walnut Tree
Community Member
5 years ago

This should come with every car. Hopefully it becomes a law.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

It does not work, plain and simple. Never will, never can..

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Anne Beving
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't fund this..encourages terrible parenting and is probably a scam!

Scott Joseph
Community Member
5 years ago

This is nothing but fantasy. There is no way this thing could produce enough "cold air" to make a difference.

Jedi Senshi
Community Member
5 years ago

This could be used for pets as well.

Mala Moragain
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, this young man has more heart and intelligence than most adults! I hope he is encouraged to become an inventor! He has a bright future!

FabulousKilljoy
Community Member
5 years ago

That is so rad

Wylie Mitchell
Community Member
5 years ago

if the parents are to stupid to pay attention to their kids roasting in a car what make you think they will pay attention to the alarm?

Mari Bradford
Community Member
5 years ago

While I can't think of a scenario where a parent that would actually leave their child in the hot car would buy one of these I hope some do. One life saved is worth it. Good on this child for experiencing a tragedy and finding a solution.

Lidia Najmajer
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe such device could be assembled inne cars as standard? It can help every one.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

There is no such device though, it's just a plastic toy and an impossible idea.

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Tom Gleinser
Community Member
5 years ago

But won't it go off and alert authorities every time the car gets hot. How does it know a child or dog is in the car? How much "cool air" could that thing emit? Not enough to make a dent in the heat, I assure you.

Matthew Wusinich
Community Member
5 years ago

The only way this would work is by leaving it in the car at all times. Such that when you do remember to take the kid out of the car, the interior of the car will still get very hot. The device will still kick in, and the parents will still get the notification. How many times will this device be able to work properly under these conditions before the battery will die, and the "coldness" of this device will need to be recharged?

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

The "coldness" won't work at all, not in an amount that can make any difference.

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Alex Newman
Community Member
5 years ago

Genius? No

Al O
Community Member
5 years ago

I have no idea how that thing is supposed to work. As safety minded as this boy and his dad is, and yet they have their 1 yr old forward facing, and the headrest too low. Hopefully they'll read this and do a little research on that.

Deborah Leeds
Community Member
5 years ago

Wonderful invention!! This should be seen by The Sharks or Ellen. Now I facetiously wonder why this has not been on the news everywhere. If he had been involved with a gang or even BLM, his face & name would be plastered on national news smdh. Thanks again, young man despite the ensuing discussion having disintegrated into fingerpointing about poor parenting. You are the future that diversity allows.

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

It's not everywhere because it simply does not exist, ignorance at best, a pure scam at worst. The suggested item simply can't be done due to laws of thermodynamics.

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Derek Honeyman
Community Member
5 years ago

I think its commendable that this young man invented this. However, I feel that most "parents" simply forget their child is in the car. With that line of thinking, they will also forget to attach this device. Children and animals should never be left in the car unattended.

Chad Baker
Community Member
5 years ago

He may be a smart and undoubtedly compassionate kid, but...Thermodynamics. You can't make something cool without making something else hot. If that thing is blow cool air, it's also blowing hot air, which it would need to vent somewhere outside the car. It could have a tiny source of expandable gas inside for a one-time cold charge, but that wouldn't be enough to save anyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MiQCBIx1mM

Seong Jin
Community Member
5 years ago

This kid is a genius! Kudos to him for finding solutions!

Bob M
Community Member
5 years ago

Where does the "cool air" come from?

Diane Witter
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a wonderful idea and I hope it works and all future parents own them. But this is a bandaid for the issue. You all will once again say I'm judgemental. Well so be it. Parents today are in such a rush. To busy to remove their child for a 5 minute trip into the store for milk. However many 5 minute trips end up being 20 minutes or more of I "forgot this" so I'll take 5 more minutes here and there to end up being 30 or more by the time you get through checkout. Be HONEST people. How many of you have done that? I have gone to the store for milk to finish dinner (family dinner) to return an hour later! Dinner was late and everyones tempers were flaring because I decided I had more time than I really did!! If you need to go for a quick trip to the grocery, LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN with someone. They are safer. If you do take them, TAKE THE TIME TO REMOVE THEM FROM THEIR SEATS AND TAKE THEM WITH YOU. There is NO acceptable excuse to neglect your babies EVER!

Zoria Polunoczaja
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm a parent and consider myself cautious one. But I wouldn't ever tell that parents who left their children in a hot car by accident are bad parents. We're all just people. Some years ago I've read about mother who drive her older daughter to the kindergarten and went to work. It was a hot and sunny day. Some time later she recalled bringing her younger daughter to the car as well, instead of driving her to grandparents, and rushed to the car in horror. Her younger daughter was there, in agony from the hot temperature inside the car. She didn't make it. The mother almost went insane. Was she a bad parent? No, just a human who made a terrible mistake.

Diana Stokes
Community Member
5 years ago

Put your cell phone on the back seat with your precious package. You never forget that.

Daniela Salgado
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't see the bad parents who leave their kids (and pets) in hot cars buying this. Moreover, I feel like this would encourage that even more?

Kelly Friess
Community Member
5 years ago

WHY are people still leaving children and pets in their hot cars. I just don't get it. Should these people know not to do this....EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Esmé de Groot
Community Member
5 years ago

Smart and lovely kid but terrible idea. Children or animals should never be left alone in cars.

Michael Cook
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a TERRIBLE invention. now parents will just 'be a minute' while it's 120 degree's outside, but since they will have this, they don't need to bother taking the kid with them. this device will cause MORE deaths for sure. Do not support this invention

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

There is no invention, just an idea that can't be done.

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cool sun
Community Member
5 years ago

How could someone leave their child in a car, alone? Or a pet? Especially when it's hot outside.

Vane En El Limbo
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! you must be very stressed to forget your son in a car. I can't imagine how this can happen.

Michelle Bissenden
Community Member
5 years ago

Google it then you'll be able to.

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Ja Legge
Community Member
5 years ago

Love this. I understand the concern of bad parentings or whatever but it may save a life!!!

Regina Säveholm Olsson
Community Member
5 years ago

It does not work, never will.

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I_am_Batman
Community Member
5 years ago

So this device will encourage parents to leave their children in the car and wander around?

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

I believe this should be a car feature, not a stand alone product. It would not encourage negligence or forgetfulness, just possibly prevent tragedy. Take an airbag, for example - it's an in-built car feature that definitely does not encourage car crashes, just possibly prevents the driver to get more serious injuries.

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Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Really appreciate this effort, but this actually encourages moral hazard... The ones who are likely to buy this are likely to be the ones who think that hey I don't have to worry about leaving my kid in the car now that this nifty device will keep my kid cool. I really appreciate the kid's intent and hope he keeps inventing though, the world needs more inventors like him.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
5 years ago

Clearly, the problem here comes from the poor baby's parents/babysitter/whoever thought (can we talk about thinking in that case) it was ok to leave a 6 month old in a car alone (not even talking about the temperature). But this kid can't do anything about people not thinking enough, so he tries to make the difference another way. That makes him a good personne. Even if I deplore that some people need a reminder/safety to protect their children for their way of "taking care" of kids, this Bishop boy is someone good, caring for the others and trying to find solutions to help them and he should be encouraged. Plus, talking of his invention may be a way to make people realise how dangerous leaving a kid in a car is.

Colonel Klink
Community Member
5 years ago

So they invented thermometer? Connected thermometer? It "emits cool air"? Where does this "cool air" comes from? It is just hot air with a fan? Or is it a miniature AC-unit - and then, same question, since even AC do not generate cold air out of the blue? And maybe someday we'll be taught that being constantly submitted to antennas, magnetics fields, etc, is a more common health issue cause than being forgotten in a hot car/cold car/whatever car. Not to mention that if you can forget your kid in a car, you can also forget the change the accus in the "connected thermometer". So what do I think? Nice that the kid want to invent something. But it looks like something invented by a 10 yo with no adult to teach him better.

Isabelle09
Community Member
5 years ago

Calm down, a kid did something cute. No need to get angry over it.

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