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A team of Israelis has developed an artificial intelligence-based application that sets off an alarm when there is a danger of someone drowning in a body of water.


The Dip-See system detects children or adults who are active in the swimming pool, tracks the swimmers to find anomalous behavior such as disappearance or stress, sends an alert to smartphones, and activates alarms.

The invention is based on studies that analyzed the various causes of drowning and other risk factors. The system uses artificial intelligence and knows how to weigh additional parameters, for example, if the child has removed the water wings or floatation belt from his body or if he is walking alone on the edge of the pool and creates different alert types for each situation.

Dip-See was developed by entrepreneurs Yaniv Vaknin and Itai Dror, following the many cases of children drowning in Israel.

Yaniv himself experienced a near-death drowning incident when his little son stayed underwater for a few seconds while their family was on vacation. The personal and shocking experience left him with a sense of how such a disaster could happen to everyone and pushed him to find a technological solution.

Some of the product tests were done in the private pool in his home with his children.

Drowning is the world’s third leading cause of unintentional death among children. There are an estimated 360,000 annual drowning deaths worldwide, 140,000 of them children.