Coral Smart Pool brings virtual lifeguard to Leonardo hotels

To bring a new level of safety to pools at hotels and resorts, Coral Smart Pool has entered into a partnership with Leonardo Hotels & Resorts to bring MYLO, its virtual lifeguard system, to the hotel chain.

As part of a pilot program, Coral Smart Pool has installed the MYLO system at the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, to demonstrate the technology. The second stage of the program will see Coral equip the rest of Leonardo hotels in Cyprus with MYLO.

“No hotel wants to have an injury on its premises, and any extra layer of protection is significant,” Shadie Bisharat, CEO, Coral Smart Pool, told Hotel Business. “But MYLO also provides more value since it can notify when somebody enters the pool at night when swimming is not allowed so the staff can act, and it also provides an indication of the water quality so the maintenance team can act accordingly in case of water health issues.”

MYLO analyzes video above and below the pool’s surface for a comprehensive monitoring view, creating an unprecedented level of protection as a virtual lifeguard, the company reports. The system features both an above-ground camera and pressure sensors to identify if a person is entering the pool and can calculate risks. A high-resolution underwater camera detects a sinking person and sends a series of alarms to take action.

“If MYLO detects a drowning incident or a dangerous situation, it will make an alarm sound in the pool and also in the hotel lobby area so somebody can immediately take action,” said Bisharat. “The staff of the hotel—pool manager/lifeguards/pool staff—are also connected to the app via their phone and smart watch and can get notifications as well in case of an incident that requires their action.”

MYLO works 24/7 and after it notifies that somebody entered the pool, it continues to monitor activity to identify danger or drowning incidents. Accordingly, in the case of hotel pools, MYLO can provide several layers of protection to be used by the property. For instance, in the nights when the pools are not active, MYLO can detect an entry to the pool and notify the staff.

According to Coral Smart Pool, MYLO is the first use-case for “computer vision” in the pool. With Coral’s computer vision and AI technologies, pools will be safer, more intelligent and automated—similar to how computer vision enables self-driving cars.

“The feedback from Leonardo Hotels has been very good,” said Bisharat. “MYLO has been tested for the last three months and worked perfectly.”