Existing pool safety devices such as fences, pool covers, or mechanical alarms merely attempt to prevent unauthorized access to the pool. But they become useless when someone is already in the pool (whether authorized or not). In contrast, MYLO “watches” the pool 24/7 when there are people in the pool and when the pool is not in use. Moreover, while existing alarms require you to deactivate and reactivate when using or exiting the pool, with MYLO you do not need to worry about forgetting to activate or deactivate, covering or uncovering, locking or unlocking anything. MYLO is on the lookout nonstop, day and night.
Presence Alert – MYLO notifies you by a short alert when someone approaches the pool, and then when someone gets into the water (if the pool has not been used for more than several minutes). Pre-drowning signs detection – As soon as MYLO detects distress signs it will start sounding a loud and escalating alarm.
Salient drowning detection – As soon as MYLO detects that a child/person is motionless, with the head under the surface of the water, it will start sounding a loud and escalating alarm.
All alarms are sound in the pool itself, and in the plug-in home unit, and push notifications are sent to all the paired smartphones along with the image of the event that triggered the alarm.
MYLO (US patent #11216654) constantly monitors the pool with its built-in underwater and above-water video cameras, using computer vision and artificial intelligence technology. MYLO is programmed to detect people in the pool as well as their position and motion. Using this technology it constantly analyzes the real-time video that it captures from its cameras and whenever it identifies a near-drowning event it generates an alarm. Simultaneously and just in case you are not around, it is sending alerts to all household members via their smartphones/tablets.
Imagine floating on the water and breathing out all the air from your lungs. You probably know the feeling of sinking and the immediate urge to breathe in to keep afloat. Without air in your lungs, your body sinks. Accordingly, in most cases, when a person drowns, he or she sinks to the bottom quickly.
Especially toddlers will show no struggling before sinking. MYLO identifies such a situation and sets off an alarm.
Nevertheless, when pre-drowning struggling signs do appear, MYLO can also detect them and set the alarm already at this stage.
For children, irreversible damage to the brain tissues typically occurs after about 4-5 minutes without oxygen, (for adults it is after about 3-4 minutes).
MYLO detects when a person sinks, meaning seconds after she or he stopped breathing, and it sets off a series of escalating alarms within seconds. This gives you ample time to get the person out of the water and start CPR or any other essential action.
People who drown and are removed from the water within such a time frame have very high chances of surviving without any damage.
Unlike the “standard” pool alarms, the MYLO is not based on a float mechanism but rather on cameras and AI software that “understands” what it sees, so:
Using its AI capabilities, MYLO can tell how well it sees. The most common visibility issue is related to water cloudiness, especially at the beginning of the summer, after some dust and dirt accumulated at the bottom of the pool and when people get in, the dust starts rising and mixed in the water, which makes the pool a bit cloudy.
When MYLO cannot see well all the way to the far end, it will notify by indication in the home unit, and notification in your phone.
Another phenomenon happens at the beginning of the summer when the pool “emits” tiny air bubbles that can stick to the dome of the underwater camera. Using its AI capabilities MYLO ‘detects’ these bubbles and when they become too crowded the system wipes them off with its “eyelid”.
MYLO is not a replacement for all the usual precautions you need to take in your pool, such as not leaving children unattended inside, or in the vicinity of the pool.
MYLO detects most of the drowning cases, but in the same way, you would not drive recklessly just because you have a safety belt and an airbag, you should not rely solely on any safety system when people’s life is at stake. Adult supervision is always required.
At night, if inner-pool lights or outside lights are on, MYLO can still rely on its high-resolution cameras. But what if it is totally dark?
Just like us, MYLO has secondary sensors, in this case, a pressure sensor, that indicates water motion. When the water is moving at a suspicious manner, and it is too dark for the camera to “see”, it will send a “Suspicious Water movement ” notification to your phone, and short loud alerts to the home unit and pool unit.
During the development process, MYLO was tested in thousands of scenarios simulating drowning events, in a wide variety of swimming pools, with adults and children.
But there is more. MYLO is using Artificial Intelligence technology that constantly continues to “learn” and improve, and even to adjust to your own pool.
MYLO comes out of the box with a lot of “knowledge” that enables it to detect most drowning events while generating minimum false alarms.
But your pool may have different and unique features that MYLO never “saw” before.
Thus, in the first couple of weeks, it may generate more false alarms than usual.
When there is a false alarm, using your App, you can tell MYLO to ignore it, and this is how it learns, and the rate of false alarms will drop dramatically to close to zero.