Today in France, the owner of a fully or partially buried swimming pool must install at least one safety equipment, whether a tarp, a protective barrier, shelter pool or alarm detects falls in the swimming pool.
Do not do is be fined up to 45,000 euros.
Despite the mandatory safeguards, useful if a child falls in the water or if he tries to approach only the pool, pool drownings account for almost a quarter of accidental drowning, according national public health agency.
It has identified 436 drowning deaths (adults and children) in summer 2015.
The institution is a “ lack of supervision “drowning in three out of four children under 6 years old who represent more than half of the victims in the pool and 15% of deaths from accidental drowning every year.
So startups are developing art systems, in addition to protections around the pools, offering accessories worn by the individuals themselves.
After 10 years of testing and 1.5 million euros of investment, the “ No Stress ” comes to surface with a first run of 5,000 kits (one had 1.7 million private swimming pools in France in 2013).
“ There is no equivalent system. We are the only ones with a multi-purpose object and connected ” on mobile, told AFP Nicolas Osanno, Director Executive of the french manufacturer Nextpool / SoKool.
– Surveillance via smartphone –
The tag can be worn at the ankle if you want the child does not fall into the water, strap if the child has the right to set foot in the water or necklace if allowed to go into the water without swimming.
It is connected either to a kind of baby monitor type housing that receives information and emits audible and visual alarm, or a smartphone equipped with the application.
The monitoring can be replicated from a smartphone to other smartphones.
The orange beacon colored safety vests, sends signals every three seconds on the receiving base “ without any risk of interference “, says the company.
You can monitor up to six children, not just in the pool but on all water points, the kit monitored by child amounting to 70 euros.
“ Gadget framework is sort ” summarizes Mr. Osanno, satisfied with having “ elapsed part of the stock ” via a single distribution channel, the own online sales site (piscine-nostress.fr).
Eventually, the leader intends to establish a distribution partnership with “ big names ” the pool and “ exceed 100,000 units fairly quickly “.
– Inspired by the Australian dragon –
Another anti-drowning bracelet, orange and also any tech jewel, was recently developed by the US start up kingii .
Its name refers to the Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, which includes, when threatened, a kind of large collar to intimidate the opponent.
For activating a lever button bracelet, a buoy inflates like an airbag on the wrist and can be traced back to the surface to float. The CO2 cartridge that fills the buoy is replaceable. The accessory, with a compass and a whistle, is reusable and sale in Europe since April.
This “ the smallest inflatable object in the world ,” said on its website President kingii Tom Agapiades, who devised this rescue device after drowning of a friend.
In two months he received last year more than 635,000 dollars on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
Seventy-eight times lighter than a lifejacket kingii is not meant to replace. But it is an additional safety measure for swimmers, water sports and even fishermen.
A, provided that they do not exceed 130 kilos.