Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of children under the age of 4. Now there’s an app for that…kind of. Definitely not a substitute for a human supervision but if it helps prevent a drowning accident, that is fantastic.
ISwimBands are wearable sensors that can be worn on the wrist by non-swimmers and as headbands for other children.
“You put a wearable sensor on your child and if your child remains under water too long the alert goes off on your smartphone, or if a non-swimmer enters the water an alert goes off on your smartphone.”
The band comes with a free companion app that will sound an alarm on your chosen device after being submerged for 20 seconds.
For the youngest children the band is worn on the wrist and goes off after just 3 seconds.
The devices range in price from $99 to $400, a small price to pay to prevent a child from drowning.