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Emergency Services Agencies Train With New Sonar Technology

Emergency Services Agencies Train With New Sonar Technology

(TNS) — CLARK COUNTY — This new piece of equipment will be available to all emergency services agencies in the county, specifically divers from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Fire Department.

After receiving a grant for new technology, the Clark County Emergency Management Agency was able to purchase new sonar equipment to help in searching for bodies under water.

Greater North Clark Health Foundation gave the agency a $5,000 grant so it could buy the AquaEye. It is an advanced underwater scanner that uses ultrasound and artificial intelligence technologies to identify human bodies under water…

Watchlist: 10 Vancouver startups set to rocket in 2024

Watchlist: 10 Vancouver startups set to rocket in 2024

VodaSafe – One of the most dreaded experiences for lifeguards is hunting for a missing person in the water. VodaSafe produces AquaEye, an advanced underwater scanner that uses the lastest in ultrasound and artificial intelligence technologies to search nearly an acre of water in under a minute.
VodaSafe is no stranger to the BC prizes podium. Its product was recognized at BC Tech’s 2022 Technology Impact Awards where the outfit brough home the Startup Company of the Year Award….

City Officials Unveil ‘AquaEye’ Tool to Reduce Search Times for Lifeguards

City Officials Unveil ‘AquaEye’ Tool to Reduce Search Times for Lifeguards

Nov 22, 2023 – San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava and San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell Wednesday officially unveiled two “AquaEyes,” a technology used to assist in underwater searches.

The new equipment is expected to decrease underwater search times for San Diego lifeguards.

“Council member LaCava spearheaded the provision of cutting-edge AquaEye equipment for San Diego lifeguards,” Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell said. “Upon learning about a generous community member willing to match city funds, Council member LaCava proactively directed D1 CPPS funds toward the purchase.”

“We now have acquired two AquaEyes, which will save personnel time and fatigue during underwater searches, particularly when compared to conventional search methods in certain incidents,” he said….

VodaSafe Wins Top Prize in TELUS #StandWithOwners Program for AquaEye Sonar Device

VodaSafe Wins Top Prize in TELUS #StandWithOwners Program for AquaEye Sonar Device

TELUS has announced the five grand prize winners of this year’s #StandWithOwners program.

From thousands of applications, the #StandWithOwners program officially announced 20 finalists on September 27th, of which five were selected by a panel of judges to receive the grand prize valued at over $125,000.

Among the five winners was Vancouver’s VodaSafe and founder Carlyn Loncaric.

Vodasafe makes a hand-held sonar device called AquaEye that uses AI to quickly locate people underwater, revolutionizing the way rescuers do their job…

Vancouver woman creates new AI underwater lifesaving technology

Vancouver woman creates new AI underwater lifesaving technology

Carlyn Loncaric is being recognized for creating AquaEye, a new technology used to help locate people underwater.

Her tool appears to be the first hand-held sonar device that uses artificial intelligence to find people underwater. It decreases search times by 87 per cent.

“You put it under the water, you pull the trigger and you can scan the area of a football field in less than two minutes,” said Loncaric, who is from Vancouver.

The tool can revolutionize the work done by rescuers…

Newaygo County deputies receive AI device for search and rescue team

Newaygo County deputies receive AI device for search and rescue team

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Newaygo County deputies were gifted AI technology that will assist in search-and-rescue operations.

“With AQUAEYE, rescuers can identify victims for the first time within seconds of being submerged underwater,” says Sheriff Bob Mendham. “This change in tactics can also have a positive impact on the safety of our dive team. The fewer the dive team members entering the water, the safer our team will be.”…

VodaSafe’s AquaEye: Revolutionizing Underwater Search and Rescue Operations

VodaSafe’s AquaEye: Revolutionizing Underwater Search and Rescue Operations

The underwater search and rescue operations has witnessed a ground-breaking advancement with VodaSafe’s AquaEye technology, catapulting the British Columbia-based company into the spotlight. Using advanced sonar technology, AquaEye emits sound waves into the water, which then bounce off objects and return as echoes. The device’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms analyze these echoes to detect and identify potential targets. With its recent successful rescue mission in Indonesia…

New Equipment Could Help Rescue Teams Find Bodies Underwater

New Equipment Could Help Rescue Teams Find Bodies Underwater

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A new piece of technology could help rescue teams find bodies underwater. On Wednesday morning, local agencies got a firsthand look at equipment—that makes it easier to see underwater.

Search and rescue teams have all experienced long days in the water searching for a missing person who could be at the bottom of a lake or river now a new piece of technology could shorten the amount of time teams are having to search. The aqua eye is a handheld device that uses sonar and artificial intelligence to spot objects in the water that could be a person.