A company called Aquatic Safety Concepts of Redding, CT unveiled a novel device made to prevent kids from drowning. Nothing can replace being vigilant and keeping an eye on the kids, but having a smart backup assistant can help save the day.
The iSwimband is made to be worn around the head to detect the presence of water and is able to send alerts to a paired smartphone (initially iOS devices) when user-defined limits are exceeded.
Aquatic Safety Concepts is currently accepting pre-orders for the iSwimband for $125.These limits include things like how long can the band be under the water or if the wearer shouldn’t be in the water at all. The child wears the band on the head when around water, and if the sensors detect that a preset threshold is crossed, the app immediately calls for attention.
The iSwimband is described as comfortable, lightweight and should fit most swimmers, toddlers included. It can even work with goggles and swimcaps, while the connected app is able to monitor up to 8 devices at once. It has a 100 foot range and was developed with the help of leading aquatic safety experts.
Aquatic Safety Concepts is currently accepting pre-orders for the iSwimband for $125 and plans to ship the product in March.