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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Computer Lifeguard?

Check this out... Over in Britain some of the pools have this new Computer Lifeguard system. It has cameras that watch underwater and alert the lifeguard when someone is drowning. Click on the link to the story... at the top of the story they have a link so you can watch the actual computer system camera recognizing the kid drowning.. and alerting the lifeguard the dives in to save the girl.

Says it costs 65,000 pounds to install. Not sure what the heck that translates in to dollars.. but sounds like a lot. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd do a Google search to figure it out.

Britain, The Times Online, Saved by a computer lifeguard

OK.... I just did the conversion.. it would be $116,246 US Dollars.

Comments on "Computer Lifeguard?"

 

Blogger Wounds said ... (9:20 PM, September 01, 2005) : 

That'd be good to put in your hot tub. You could reprogram it to check for any underwater hanky-panky!

 

Blogger Wez said ... (8:20 AM, September 02, 2005) : 

Ha... That's a good idea there Wounds. .. but I wouldn't want to interfere with your work wife trying to give ya the reach around.

 

Blogger Heather said ... (9:28 AM, September 02, 2005) : 

Come on, People. Let's go back to Natural Selection... If you can't keep your head above the water or you're too stupid to stay in the shallow end if you can't swim, that's your problem.

Sorry...it's early in the morning, I didn't mean to lash out...

 

Blogger Dorf said ... (4:43 PM, September 03, 2005) : 

What the Brits really need is an automatic teeth brushing system..

:-)

 

Blogger 30Something said ... (5:13 AM, September 06, 2005) : 

WOW.. omg.. neat ..

 

Blogger amera hearts said ... (12:26 PM, September 07, 2005) : 

What happens when a kid pees in the water? I envision a siren and some computer voice telling everyone to get out of the pool so they can decontaminate.....

 

Blogger amera hearts said ... (12:26 PM, September 07, 2005) : 

Dorf--that was a funny comment!

 

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