The Drones helping keep swimmers safe

If you enjoy surfing but are concerned about what's lurking beneath the waves, then there's good news.... According to a recent BBC news item, technology is being developed to enable Drones to patrol shorelines and automatically detect sharks. 

 

Specially adapted drones are currently being tested in New South Wales, which scan the surf line and use Artificial Intelligence to distinguish between surfers and sharks. The success rate is already up to 92% - which is reassuring, as there have already been 18 shark attacks so far this year in Australia.

 

The drones being tested in New South Wales however, are not just useful in protecting swimmers from shark attack - they also give the lifeguards a bird's eye view of the sea and are equipped with a flotation device which can be dropped to assist anyone in difficulty.

 

Fortunately, shark attacks are mercifully rare. It's much more likely that a swimmer will get into difficulty due to strong currents, rocks or colliding with other surfers - which is why beach lovers are grateful to anything that makes the work of lifeguards easier.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-41640146/a-bird-s-eye-view-of-sharks

 

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