Electronic Lifeguard Saves First Life

from the good-news dept

To be honest, it's a bit surprising that some local community pools would shell out on an expensive electronic pool monitoring system, but it seems like a worthwhile decision after one of these systems helped save a drowning girl who blacked out in the deep end and sank to the bottom. If you didn't know these systems existed (I certainly didn't), they use a series of cameras to try to note activities associated with drowning and quickly set off an alarm for a lifeguard to respond -- and the system worked perfectly. It's nice to say that about technology every once in a while.

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    Sean, 31 Aug 2005 @ 3:16am

    Good thing

    Good thing the system was maintained. Some people would let maintenance slip after a couple years of not being useful.

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    DGK12, 31 Aug 2005 @ 9:53am

    Or Not

    Lets just hope the lifeguards don't start relying on these things.

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    dorpus, 31 Aug 2005 @ 10:29am

    Now Use Them for Freshmen

    At this time of the year, college towns are being flooded with clueless freshmen who run out into the middle of traffic. I almost hit 3 of them an hour ago, who just suddenly walked into the street from behind a parked car.

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