Dipsee.ai wants to reinvent the lifeguard using cutting edge tech
Employing computer vision and artificial intelligence, Dipsee.ai can help lifeguards save thousands of lives each year
James Spiro | 09:40 01.09.2020
Israeli startup Dipsee.ai has developed a system that can help lifeguards around the world identify swimmers who may be in need of assistance. Using computer vision and AI, Dipsee’s device can be placed on beaches and coastlines around the world to detect and identify the difference between regular recreation and people who are in danger of drowning.
“We found that the most advanced technology used in the field for the last 100 years is binoculars,” said Dipsee.ai CEO Yaniv Vaknin. “We thought it should be different.”failed to rescue a young girl from the sea’s strong tides. The company hopes to raise funding outside of friends and family to enhance their research and development, and ultimately to deploy in the United States and Europe. “The vision is to enable a full-cycle of lifeguarding to monitor, detect, and act,” explained Vaknin. “Think about surgeons: 20 years ago they were working only with their hands… We are enabling a technological layer for the first responders to save lives.”