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Drones to help in drowning rescues off Goa’s beaches

THE GOAN NETWORK | NOVEMBER 22, 2023, 12:09 AM IST

PANAJI

In a first-of-its-kind innovation, World’s first artificial intelligence (AI) drone named ‘Nav Rakshak’, that helps in detecting people drowning in water and raises alarm and provides them life-saving assistance, will be deployed across all 52 beaches of Goa.

Created by an Indore-based startup, Pisarv Technologies, the drone will be also deployed along the river ghats of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and in Madhya Pradesh.

According to the statement issued by the startup firm, 'Nav Rakshak,' the drone is the world's first AI-enabled drone. Unlike conventional drones, it comes equipped with an onboard computer that flies along.

The drone is designed to effortlessly detect individuals drowning in seas, rivers, ponds, and other water bodies. In case of a person drowning, the drone automatically raises an alarm at the base station.

The founders and Chief Technical Officer, Abhishek Mishra said that drone's utility is in coastal areas and riverbanks, and that they are in discussions for its implementation in Goa's 52 beaches, coastal areas in Gujarat, and ghats in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Mishra said that apart from detection, the drone is equipped to drop a life-saving jacket directly above the person in distress. This feature allows the individual to comfortably float in the water for nearly an hour, ensuring their safety until rescue efforts are deployed.

Mishra asserted that 'Nav Rakshak' stands as a significant leap in water safety technology, revolutionizing the way drownings are identified and addressed.




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