Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, with more than 200.000 people drowning every year. While capable supervision is a key factor in reducing drowning events, human lifeguards sadly miss 80% of all incidents. To make things worse, fewer and fewer people choose a career as a lifeguard.
These trends create an opportunity for applying AI technology to improve safety with less human effort. After a successful proof of concept and convincing major customers, Ocuma is now developing a prototype of a drowning alert system, with the aim to go live in several public swimming pools in The Netherlands in 2025.