Wahoo Swim Bands detect if a swimmer has been under for too long


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It looks like a headband and if a child that’s wearing one gets in trouble- parents and lifeguards will know.

If a child is submerged for 20 seconds, a light flashes on a tower. If a child is under for 30 seconds or more, an alarm goes off.

A YMCA in Connecticut paid $30,000 to install the system at their swimming pond. The makers of the technology say it’s especially helpful in murky water.

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