Using a network of infrared cameras that detects possible drowning incidents, the Drowning Detection System sounds an alert upon detection of possible drowning. The system segments the pool into grids and analyses the real-time trajectories of swimmers, sending alerts to the lifeguards within 15 seconds of someone sinking to the bottom of the pool.
The system was put through 1400 tests, and possible scenarios that include different weather conditions. By 2020, this system will be implemented at 11 public pools in Singapore.
Project by Sport Singapore (SportSG) and Government Technology Agency