California Academy of Mathematics and Science InvenTeam

Child Drowning Prevention Device
Consumer Devices

Carson, California

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) InvenTeam is inventing a device called the Swim Monitor, a wearable anti-drowning device that works in conjunction with an external smart-phone app. The beneficiaries are parents with children ages 6 and up. With its sensors, the Swim Monitor regularly monitors the child's oxygen levels and pulse readings while they swim. When irregularities are detected, indicating the child is in potential danger, the Swim Monitor sends an alert to the app and deploys the onboard wrist-mounted flotation device to keep the child buoyant until help arrives. 

Infographic featuring the state outlines of the eight teams. The teams, their towns and inventions are listed above their state graphic. On the right, "8 teams of high school students from across the US, using an online platform to stay connected to their community and MIT, each awarded a $10k grant for inventing solutions to real-world problems."
Infographic of the 2021-2022 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams