Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the deep end… The new SenTAG sensor system is introducted. SenTAG is a powerful safety tool — it can alert you (and a lifeguard) if you venture into unsafe areas, or, say, if you stop flailing and start sinking. It’s an intelligent and redundant system designed to aid lifeguards at busy pools, but is easily adaptable to your cheap kiddie pool:
SenTAG works is a very wide range of real world scenarios, shallow and deep water, small and large pools, crowded and ’empty’ ones, and in any visual conditions however complex. It does so with exceptionally high detection certainty, without any ‘line of sight’ requirements or complex or expensive servicing needs.
…All wireless systems whether relying on visual, radio or acoustic information can suffer from interference that could affect normal operation. SenTAG uses both radio and ultrasound to relay information from the individual to the ‘poolside’. We employ highly sophisticated analytical signal processing techniques in our receivers plus we employ multiple frequencies to ensure these pathways are viable and that alerts can be received at all times. SenTAG also constantly tests and assess ‘transmissibility’ conditions of all wireless links. If any ‘media’ is ultimately determined to have fallen below acceptable limits the system will immediately advise the pool staff who can react accordingly.
We suspect this will be very popular, until the emergence of a “SenTAG Tan” spells shame at school.
Of note to non-swim fans: Future versions could expand the functionality of SenTAG — to send out an alert if you have a seizure, perhaps, or die on your beach recliner…
Via Engadget, whose editors wonder if the entire process of rescue and resuscitation may someday be automated (CPRBot lives!)
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