Computer vision system saves drowning man

800px-Cairns_LagoonWhile there is a lot of talk about the ways computer vision can save lives, in some instances, it is already doing just that.

Last month, a computer vision drowning detection system, known as Poseidon, saved a man in Australia from drowning after an epileptic seizure caused him to sink to the bottom of a pool.

And he wasn’t the first, either. In total, 25 people were saved as a result of this system being implemented in pools.

Currently, Poseidon is in more than 220 pools across America, Europe, Japan, and now Australia.

According to the company, “the Poseidon system is based on a network of overhead or underwater cameras connected to a computer equipped with the Poseidon software [that] analyzes the trajectories of the swimmers and sends an alert to lifegards when a swimmer is in trouble.”

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