Drowning girl saved by computer!

31 08 2005

The Poseidon System has saved a potential drowning victim in Bangor Wales by using an algorithm to determine that she was unconscious underwater, from pictures.  It alerted the lifeguard, and they were able to save the girl!

One of the safety system’s four underwater cameras showed her sinking without any sign of a struggle into the 12ft 6in deep end.

Once she had lain motionless on the pool floor for three seconds, the computer sounded an alarm which also pinpointed which part of the pool the girl was in to the five lifeguards on duty.

For the full article, check out the BBC’s page.

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