A New Technology Helps Us Prevent Drowning Death Rate

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There are an estimated 360000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. It is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7 percent of all injury-related deaths.

Drowning is the reason death is caused by suffocation when a liquid, causes interruption of the body's absorption of oxygen from the air leading to discomfort in breathing. The primary cause of death is ?hypoxia? and ?acidosis? leading to cardiac arrest.

Global estimates may significantly underestimate the actual public health problem related to drowning.

Children, males, and individuals with increased access to water are most at risk of drowning.

Near drowning is the survival of a drowning event involving unconsciousness or water inhalation and can lead to serious secondary complications, including death, after the event. Cases of near-drowning are often given attention by medical professionals.

Secondary drowning is death due to chemical or biological changes in the lungs after a near-drowning incident.

How Does This Happen?

If water enters the airways of a conscious victim the victim will try to cough up the water or swallow it thus inhaling more water involuntarily. Upon water entering the airways, both conscious and unconscious victims experience laryngospasm, that is the larynx or the vocal cords in the throat constrict and seal the air tube. This prevents water from entering the lungs. Because of this, water enters the stomach in the initial phase of drowning and very little water enters the lungs. Unfortunately, this can interfere with air entering the lungs, too. In most victims it relaxes them for some time after unconsciousness and water can enter the lungs causing a "wet drowning". However, about 10-15% of victims maintain this seal until the cardiac arrest, this is called "dry drowning" as no water enters the lungs. In forensic pathology water in the lungs indicates that the victim was still alive at the point of submersion; the absence of water in the lungs may be either a dry drowning or indicates a death before submersion.

Protect Your Child From Drowning:Solutions!

Most children are drawn to water. It's sparkly and they love to splash in it. Water-drowning is prone to all age groups, including children, and with kids, we have to more careful. To keep your child safe from water, follow the guidelines:

Supervision: Usually, when you are on a holiday break or at the beach we tend to let the kids loose to do what they want, but supervision by parents is also important. Adults who can swim can swim along with the children, and protect them

Teach Your Children To Swim:

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most children age 4 and older can learn to swim. Children ages 1 to 4 might be able to learn to depend on their physical and emotional development. Swimming lessons, however, don't necessarily prevent drowning and aren't a substitute for adult supervision.

Swimming conditions can be unpredictable in ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Water depth can change rapidly, as can water temperature, currents and the weather. Murky water might conceal hazards. Follow these water safety tips:

Wear a life jacket. Children and adults should wear personal flotation devices whenever riding in a boat or fishing. An air-filled swimming aid isn't a substitute for a life jacket.

Stay in Safe Areas. At public beaches, swim only in areas set aside for swimming. Pay attention to posted warnings about unsafe swimming conditions. Don't allow children to swim in drainage ditches, abandoned surface mines or other water-filled areas not intended for swimming, Shallow Pool is also advised for the children to swim.

Well, the new technology now awaits all of us to control this problem? What's that?

A Remote Control Boat! Yes! Sounds Interesting, isn?t it?

New boat models have entered with high technology: Let us have a look at these models,

TOYEN GordVE Remote Control Boat for Lakes, Pools and Outdoor Adventure 4CH High-Speed Electric RC Boat-Blue:

The GordVE Remote Control Boat reaches speeds of up to 18mph and has a control range of nearly 500 feet. It?s also easy to handle, thanks to well-designed remote control featuring an LCD screen that displays, among other things, speed and battery capacity. Speaking of battery, you?ll get about 6 to 8 minutes of playtime per charge, and charging time is around 45 minutes. Its build features a waterproof hull and anti-tilt modular design to prevent capsizing, and its impact-resistant ABS plastic body ensures this boat can stand up to rocks and waves.

Remote Control Boats for Pools and Lakes - H102 Remote Controlled RC Boats for Kids or Adults, Self Righting High-Speed Boat Toys for Boys or Girls:

If it?s speed you crave, spring for the H102 Velocity remote control boat. It will cruise past other boats at 20mph and can be controlled from nearly 400 feet away. Its double hatch design is built to keep water out and its remote has a recovery mode that will self-right the boat should it capsize. You will especially love the remote control of this boat, which has an LCD screen, signal and power displays, trim adjustment and left/right throttle switch modes. It also has an Emergency Stop feature, which helps keep it in place better than other remote control boats. The box includes two 7.4v 1000mAh Li-Po batteries, each of which will last you about 10 to 15 minutes of playtime.

Research Institutes Working For Prevention Of Drowning:

Remote Control Boats are taught at the Department of Control Systems and Informatics of ITMO University. https://en.itmo.ru/en/

Indian Institute Remote Sensing (ISRO)

School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou

3 College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China. http://english.hrbeu.edu.cn/main.htm

Department of Marine Engineering and Maritime Operations, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Career Prospects For Children:

P.G. Diploma in Natural Hazard & Disaster Risk Management At ISRO The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Researchers For Promoting Disaster Management:

National Center For Disaster Preparedness, University Of Columbia NCDP research focuses on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, with a special interest in vulnerable populations. Founded by Irwin Redlener, MD, a pediatrician and advocate for children?s health, NCDP is a leader in efforts to include children in disaster preparedness planning; many of NCDP?s recovery projects have focused on the health and mental health needs of children who have been affected by disasters. NCDP provides rapid-response research in an emergency?and is one of the few centers that has also done longitudinal research on populations affected by disasters.

HW Design Labs, a Kochi-based startup, displayed Eeezee Busa mobile app-based location warning system, through which stranded people could identify the location of nearby rescue teams and communicate with them during floods. The app is useful in isolated areas as it works using radio signals and does not need internet connectivity.


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