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Murcia, the first city in Spain to implement the Intelligent Swimming Pool System and guarantee safety against COVID (16/10/2020)

| It will allow swimmers to use the facilities safely, guaranteeing the safety distance and controlling the capacity at all times, through of tablets and smart watches | The Mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, together with the Councilor for Sports and Health, Felipe Coello, and Javier Bosch, CEO of Nagi Smartpool, presented this morning the new 'Smart Pool' system, a pioneering project in Spain, which guarantees safety of swimmers against the coronavirus, ensuring that they keep a safe distance at all times and managing capacity control."Murcia is the first city in Spain to implement this Smart System, which has already been installed in three municipal swimming pools: Mar Menor, Infante and Puente Tocinos, allowing swimmers to use the facilities safely," said José Ballesta, who announced that "soon it will also be installed in El Palmar and Espinardo."Specifically, this innovative system has been developed by Nagi Smartpool, and its application in Murcia has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the company and the City Council.

During the event, there was a demonstration of its operation, in which the students who this morning have taken the 'Lifeguard in aquatic facilities' course have participated.Helps prevent drowningIn addition, thanks to its implantation, it will be possible to prevent drowning.

Specifically, its operation is based on a geolocation device the size of a coin, which is placed on the swimmer's cap or goggles.In this way, with a single 'click', the user will be located in the installation, both inside and outside the water, thanks to the 'tracking' technology (digital monitoring) of the Spanish company Nothingbutnet, of which Nagi is part Smartpool.For their part, lifeguards will have smart watches and tablets.

The digital system will allow them to track the location of the swimmers and also detect the time that each user is submerged in the water.

In case of being submerged for longer than the established time, the device will emit a signal to the lifeguard so that he can act immediately, avoiding drowning.During the event, held at the Mar Menor pool, Javier Bosch, CEO of Nagi Smartpool, declared that “in this time that we have had to live, safety has become one of the key words, and with the arrival of the pool intelligent to Murcia, its City Council has become a pioneer and will ensure that swimmers can carry out their daily exercise safely and without any type of concern ".Real-time control of capacity and safety distanceThe system allows real-time control of the capacity and the safety distance, so that, in case of breaking the distance with other swimmers, the device will emit an alert that will warn the swimmer that he is not complying with it, which will not stop until is correct again.Average speed, number of lengths and total distanceAt the end of each session, the users of the swimming pools will be able to know all the data of their exercise, which will be available immediately: the number of lengths performed, the distance swam in meters, the average speed swam and the time in the pool, as well as keeping a record of the people they have come across during training.More than 3,300 usersSpecifically, the offer of places in the Infante Pool is 779 people; the Mar Menor pool, of 1,704; and that of Puente Tocinos, of 889, which means that a total of 3,377 users will be able to use this technology.

This system will also be installed soon in the pools of El Palmar and Espinardo.About Nagi SmartpoolThe Nagi Smartpool company is a startup with a firm purpose: to improve the world of swimming with technology and to prevent drowning in swimming pools.

It is made up of a multidisciplinary team of designers, software and application developers, consultants, and marketing and communication specialists.Through a warning, the lifeguard will know where the person who has submerged in the water is and will be able to act before the problem becomes much greater, action that is possible thanks to the company's monitoring systems.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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